Intellectual Property

September 18, 2006 - September 19, 2006

IP Judicial Seminar

CLDP conducted a judicial capacity building seminar on IP in Islamabad, Pakistan, to equip a core group of judges with an elevated understanding of IP and Pakistan's IP law, as well as an appreciation of the social and economic importance of IP to Pakistan.

September 13, 2006 - September 14, 2006

Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Enforcement in the Philippines

CLDP coordinated a two-day workshop-conference, to be held from September 13-14 in Manila for roughly 200 attendees from the Philippines IPO, academia, law enforcement, and private sector. US, Filipino, and international experts provided an overview of the challenges and benefits of digital copyright protection and explore how strengthened regulatory structures can support this objective.

March 29, 2006 - March 31, 2006

IP Registry Enhancement

CLDP advisors, including an expert on IP administration shared information with Pakistan’s Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) on best practices in patent office operation and consulted on strategies for faster and more accurate patent application determination.

November 7, 2005 - November 11, 2005

SDIP Appellate Proceedings Workshop

CLDP conducted a program for Ukrainian intellectual property officials. The program, entitled "U.S. Consultations on Intellectual Property Appellate Proceedings: Ukraine State Department of Intellectual Property (SDIP)" sought to acquaint Ukrainian intellectual property officials with the substantive and administrative principles and processes of intellectual property appellate proceedings."

November 5, 2005 - November 12, 2005

Franchising's Potential Contribution to Economic Development in Algeria

CLDP organized consultations in November 2005 in Washington, D.C. for a delegation of public and private sector experts and franchising stakeholders from Algeria.

October 17, 2005 - October 20, 2005

Russian and Ukraine - Border Enforcement Officials Workshop

As part of CLDP's ongoing support of Russia and Ukraine's efforts to make the protection of intellectual property rights under their Commercial Codes more compliant with the TRIPS Agreement, CLDP conducted a five-day workshop for Russian and Ukrainian border enforcement officials nominated by the Russian and Ukrainian State Customs Services.

October 1, 2005

Patent Examiner Training (GIPA)

In response to a large backlog of patent applications, and increased volume in patent applications each year as a result of Pakistan's new recognition of pharmaceutical product patents, Pakistan's Patent Office has hired 12 new examiners. These examiners, though junior, are computer capable and have educational backgrounds in areas including pharmaceuticals, general chemistry, and electrical engineering. CLDP facilitated the involvement of 4 of these new patent examiners in the USPTO's Global Intellectual Property Academy in October of 2005, in order to familiarize these new examiners with international IP administration standards and best practices.

January 21, 2003 - January 28, 2003

Judicial Training Workshop in Cairo

Two federal judges, a United States Patent and Trademark Attorney, and a private sector attorney conducted a two-day workshop in Cairo for 120 Egyptian judges on the legal ramifications of the recently enacted Egyptian intellectual property law.