Intellectual Property

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.