October 17, 2016 - October 18, 2016

Identification and Interdiction of Counterfeit Products in Tajikistan

CLDP, in coordination with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, will host an Identification and Interdiction of Counterfeit Products Workshop. The training will consist of a two-day program that will involve experts from the government and private sector in the U.S. and the EU, including representatives of trademark holders, who can speak to officials from the courts, law enforcement, and the Customs Service, among other agencies, to address the threats posed to public safety and public revenue in the country due to counterfeit and pirated goods across a variety of product lines.

July 13, 2016 - July 16, 2016

Georgia IP Training for Judges and Journalists

CLDP co-organized two workshops on intellectual property in Batumi, Georgia from July 13-16.

June 21, 2016 - June 23, 2016

CLDP Supports the Forth Meeting of the Central Asia/Afghanistan SPS Working Group

As part of CLDP’s effort to further serve the goals of the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) and the U.S. Government inter-agency New Silk Road Initiative, CLDP has undertaken to support and develop Central Asia-Afghanistan Working Groups on Customs, Standards, and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures. Pursuant to this effort, CLDP facilitated the fourth meeting of the SPS Expert Level Central Asia-Afghanistan Working Group in Rome, Italy on June 21-23, 2016, in coordination with the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) based in Rome, Italy. Participants included customs officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

May 10, 2016 - May 13, 2016

Gulf: CLDP Leads Regional SME Development and Entrepreneurship Workshop

On May 10-13, in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP led a regional workshop for Bahraini and Kuwaiti officials , NGOs and private sector representatives, academics, and entrepreneurs on how to improve the environment for doing business in each country and encourage private sector growth by fostering SME development and entrepreneurship.

April 11, 2016 - April 14, 2016

CLDP and US Patent and Trademark Office Deliver a Training for Sakpatenti Trademark Examiners in Georgia

CLDP partnered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and with Georgia's National Intellectual Property Center (Sakpatenti) and organized a 4-day course on Trademark Examination for Sakpatenti trademark examiners.

March 12, 2016 - March 17, 2016

CLDP Hosts U.S. Consultations for Georgian Attorneys on Patents and Trademark Appeals: Process and Practice

On March 12-17, 2016, CLDP, in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), conducted the Patents and Trademarks Appellate Program: Process and Practice for four attorneys from the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti). The program for four Sakpatenti attorneys was hosted by US PTO and held primarily at the PTO Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) in Alexandria, Virginia.  The sessions were led by OPIA’s experts, patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, and an intellectual property research specialist.