Pakistan

November 6, 2015 - November 8, 2015

Pakistan IP Legislative Workshop

From November 6-8, 2015, CLDP convened the first substantive Working Group Meeting to update Pakistan’s IP laws in accordance with international standards.  Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO) officials and three leading Pakistani private IP attorneys comprised the Pakistani delegation. CLDP, USPTO and two DLA Piper IP attorneys comprised the US delegation.  Over the course of the two and a half day program, the participants worked on proposed amendments to the IPO Act of 2012, Trademark Ordinance, Copyright Ordinance, Patent Ordinance and Patent and Designs Ordinance that would remove inconsistencies between the IPO Act and the IP laws which are prevent IP cases from being heard in Pakistan (Phase 1 Amendments). There will be a subsequent, more comprehensive set of amendments to all five laws that will update and harmonize all laws in accordance with international standards (Phase 2 Amendments).

November 3, 2015 - November 6, 2015

Pakistan: Competition Law Workshop Phase II

CLDP conducted a Competition Law Workshop on Merger Cases for the Competition Commission of Pakistan from November 3-6, 2015. 

October 27, 2015 - October 28, 2015

Telecommunications Training Seminar

On October 27 and 28, 2015, CLDP held a seminar for Pakistan government telecommunications officials in Islamabad on current issues in the information and technology sector, including regulatory challenges and opportunities of new technology and the convergence of services, the introduction of new services, licensing, broadband and Internet connectivity, emergency communications, consumer protection, spectrum policy, cybersecurity, and regulatory processes.  CLDP, the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) jointly sponsored this workshop.  It was attended by officials from the PTA, the Ministry of Information Technology, and the Frequency Allocation Board.

August 12, 2015

CLDP Supports Continuing Legal Education Event in Karachi, Pakistan

In coordination with local partner, the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), CLDP organized a continuing legal education (CLE) training on intellectual property law in Karachi, Pakistan on August 12, 2015.

August 3, 2015 - August 15, 2015

Pakistan: CLDP Conducts IP Consultations for Pakistani Judiciary

CLDP, in close coordination with the U.S. Department of Justice and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, hosted a high-level delegation of Pakistani judges for Intellectual Property (IP) consultations in Washington, DC and Minneapolis, MN on August 3-15, 2015. 

July 27, 2015 - July 30, 2015

Pakistan: Intellectual Property Consultations

CLDP held consultations with the Intellectual Property Office of Pakistan (IPO) regarding planned revisions to Pakistan’s intellectual property (IP) laws. 

July 6, 2015 - July 10, 2015

Pakistan: UN Competition Policy Program

Officials from the Competition Commission of Pakistan and CLDP participated in the Seventh United Nations Conference to Review All Aspects of the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices held in Geneva, Switzerland, July 6 - 10, 2015.

June 10, 2015 - August 19, 2015

CLDP Sponsors Learning Exchange for Pakistan Telecommunications Officials

CLDP, in coordination with the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI), sponsored the participation of five officials from the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority and the Ministry of Information Technology to attend a series of courses on telecommunications regulation. 

June 3, 2015

Pakistan: CLDP Programs Highlighted at the U.S.-Pakistan Working Group on Education, Science, and Technology

On June 3, 2015, CLDP participated in the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Pakistan Bilateral Working Group on Education, Science, and Technology (ESTWG), led by Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel, where USAID/CLDP programs on technology transfer and intellectual property were featured as key deliverables for the Government of Pakistan.

April 28, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Pakistan: CLDP Program on International Competition and Consumer Protection Law

As a continuation of CLDP programming, made possible via an interagency agreement with USAID, to enhance the capabilities and international cooperation of the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), CLDP and CCP officials participated in the 2015 Annual Meeting of the International Competition Network (ICN) in Sydney, Australia, April 28 – May 1, 2015.