July 20, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Georgia: CLDP to Hold Workshop on Adjudication of Intellectual Property Cases

On July 20-21, 2019, CLDP will lead a judicial workshop on the adjudication of civil intellectual property disputes in Batumi, Georgia.  The program is organized in collaboration with the Georgian Copyright Association, the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia “Sakpatenti,” and Georgia’s national judicial training institute, the High School of Justice.  Training for judges that handle intellectual property cases has become increasingly important as much of the judiciary remains unfamiliar with international best practices in this area of law despite an increase in the number of intellectual property infringement cases being heard in the courts.

July 18, 2019 - July 19, 2019

Georgia: CLDP to Host International Conference on Anti-Counterfieting

On July 18-19, 2019, CLDP, in close partnership with the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia “Sakpatenti,” will host the Fifth Annual "Georgia Against Counterfeiting and Piracy" Conference in Batumi, Georgia. The conference presents an opportunity for intellectual property professionals from the private and public sector of Georgia to interface with the business community and international practitioners.  The conference is also a platform for experienced practitioners in the field to present international best practices and global trends in the field of intellectual property.  The roster of speakers will include representatives of the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Union Intellectual Property Office, and the International Trademark Association.

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

September 26, 2018 - September 27, 2018

Pakistan: CLDP Conducts IP Judicial Workshop II

On September 25-27, in Karachi Pakistan, CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO and the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), conducted an intellectual property (IP) workshop in Karachi, Pakistan, for IP Tribunal Presiding Officers and select District and Session Court (D&S) judges.

September 20, 2018 - September 23, 2018

CLDP Leads Trainings on International Sales Contracts for Judges and Attorneys

On September 20-21, CLDP collaborated with the Georgian Bar Association (GBA) to lead a workshop that trains attorneys on handling matters that involve international sales contracts. On September 22-23, CLDP coordinated with the High School of Justice of Georgia (HSOJ) to facilitate a workshop for judges on adjudication of cases involving international sales contracts.  

September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018

Afghanistan: CLDP Conducts Customs Project Management Training with the Afghanistan Customs Department, Georgia Revenue Service, and WCO

On September 17-21 in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP conducted a customs project management training workshop and facilitated a bilateral exchange between the Afghanistan Customs Department (ACD) and the Georgia Revenue Service. 

September 10, 2018 - September 12, 2018

CLDP to Hold a Competition Law Workshop on Bid Rigging in Public Procurement

On September 10-12, 2018, CLDP partnered with the Competition Agency of Georgia to conduct a Workshop on Preventing Bid-Rigging in Public Procurement.  The workshop brought together public procurement officials from the State Procurement Agency of Georgia, and other agencies at the national and regional levels, to discuss methods of identifying, investigating and preventing instances of bid rigging in public procurement. 

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

CLDP Conducts Judicial Workshop on Intellectual Property and Training for Journalists and Media

On July 20, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Georgian Copyright Association (GCA) and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, “Sakpatenti,” conducted a one-day training for 27 Georgian journalists and other representatives of the media in Batumi, Georgia. Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Oliver Schön of the District Court of Munich led the training and provided a general overview of intellectual property law, highlighting recent trends and developments in the U.S. and the E.U.