September 17, 2019 - September 19, 2019

Meeting of the Central Asia Regional Expert Level on Intellectual Property Rights

On September 17-19, 2019, CLDP will facilitate the first meeting of the Central Asia regional expert level on Intellectual Property Rights. In addition to government officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, CLDP will gather expert advisors from the U.S. Government and private sector.

September 11, 2019 - September 12, 2019

Georgia Participated in the Annual FTC-Eastern European Competition Workshop

On September 11-12, 2019, CLDP will sponsor the participation of two delegates from the Competition Agency of Georgia to attend the Annual FTC-Eastern European Competition Workshop held in Budapest, Hungary.  The workshop is designed to build the capacity of participating competition agencies through presentations and topical case studies.  

September 11, 2019 - September 12, 2019

Central Asia: Standards Working Group: Lead Paint Project Sub-Regional Workshop

CLDP in cooperation with the the Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (Lead Paint Alliance), will conduct the Lead Paint Project Sub-Regional Workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia for participants from Central Asia and Eastern Europe to assist in developing national approaches and possibly consider regional and cooperative approaches as a follow up to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Lead Paint Project Regional Workshop in Almaty in 2019. 


August 5, 2019 - August 8, 2019

Central Asia – CLDP Facilitates Intellectual Property Office Administration Training

On August 5-8, 2019, CLDP supported the participation of a delegate from the State Service of Intellectual Property and Innovation, Krygyz Republic, and the Kazakh Patent Agency in a Trademarks IP Office Administration training, hosted by the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia. 

July 25, 2019 - July 31, 2019

Central Asia: Trademark Examination Workshop

On July 25-26, 2019 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and on July 28-29, 2019 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, CLDP facilitated trainings on trademark examinations and registrations, conducted by advisors from the US Patent and Trademark Office. Participants included officials from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic.

July 20, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Georgia: CLDP Conducts Judicial Workshop on Intellectual Property

On July 20-21, 2019, in Batumi, CLDP held a workshop on the adjudication of civil intellectual property infringement cases. Thirty-two judges from trial- and appellate-level courts throughout Georgia attended the workshop, which focused on issues arising from trademark and copyright disputes. Judge David Carter, U.S. District Court of the Central District of California, and Magistrate Judge Becky Thorson, U.S. District Court of Minnesota, led the workshop, and representatives of the Georgian Copyright Association and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, or Sakpatenti, also presented case studies that involved interpreting and applying Georgian law as it relates to copyright and trademarks. This annual program promotes reasoned decision-making and a uniform approach to intellectual property disputes in Georgian courts.

July 18, 2019 - July 19, 2019

Georgia: CLDP Co-Hosts International Conference Against Counterfeiting and Piracy

On July 18-19, 2019, CLDP partnered with the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, or Sakpatenti, to host the fifth annual Georgia Against Counterfeiting and Piracy international conference in Batumi, Georgia. More than 130 participants attended this year’s conference, which is a platform for national and international experts to present developments in the global fight against counterfeiting and piracy. Conference presenters included experts from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy. This year’s conference focused in part on the interrelation between customs enforcement and the protection of intellectual property rights and included a regional panel of customs experts from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Ukraine. The program also featured speakers from Georgia’s private and public sector. This annual event enhances public-private dialogue in the fight against counterfeiting in Georgia and the Caucasus region and promotes cooperation and coordination in the enforcement of intellectual property rights.