Georgia

October 17, 2019 - October 22, 2019

CLDP to Lead Roundtable and Workshop on International Commercial Arbitration in Georgia

On October 17-18, 2019, CLDP, in cooperation with the Georgian Association of Arbitrators (GAA), will convene a roundtable to promote international commercial arbitration in Tbilisi, Georgia. 

October 14, 2019 - October 15, 2019

Georgia - CLDP to Hold a Competition Law Workshop on Merger Control

On October 14-15, 2019, CLDP will partner with the Competition Agency of Georgia to conduct a workshop on merger control in Tbilisi, Georgia.  

September 23, 2019 - September 25, 2019

Georgia – CLDP to Facilitate Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis in Public Procurement

On September 23-25, 2019, CLDP will lead a workshop on life-cycle cost analysis in public procurement in collaboration with the State Procurement Agency of Georgia.

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.

May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019

Georgia: Developing Competition in the Pharmaceutical Market

On May 13-15, 2019, CLDP led a workshop on developing competition in Georgia’s pharmaceutical market in Tbilisi, Georgia.  The workshop was planned in cooperation with the Competition Agency of Georgia and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.  

May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019

Tbilisi, Georgia: CLDP Facilitates Meeting of Central Asia Expert Level Working Group on SPS Measures Focused on Information Availability

On May 13-15, 2019, in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP facilitated the eighth meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures for officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. The group benefited from additional participation by officials from Ukraine and Georgia. 

April 10, 2019 - April 12, 2019

Georgia: Competition Law Program on Abuse of Dominance

On April 10-12, 2019, in cooperation with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, CLDP organized a workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia for officials from the Competition Agency of Georgia on identifying and preventing abuse of dominance