May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP leads Workshops on International Software Agreements

On June 12-13, in Sarajevo, CLDP held the second phase of programming on judicial IPR enforcement in coordination with the Center(s) of Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and the Republika Srpska.  This activity is part of a series of workshops on IPR development and enforcement, targeting local tech companies, law firms, universities, government officials and judges and aiming to strengthen IP capacity of local ICT industry and improving enforcement of IPR.

The first phase of the program held on May 14-18, focused on negotiating international software agreements for local IT companies and took place in both Sarajevo and Banja Luka. They came about after an earlier assessment with several leading software development firms in Sarajevo and Banja Luka had shown that these firms had developed proprietary software and were interested in expanding internationally through joint development agreements but needed to understand how to best address key IP issues that they were encountering.  CLDP addressed these challenges through its workshops in May by providing training to these firms on how software IP can be protected and key IP issues that arise in the negotiation of international software agreements. The workshops also included mock negotiations sessions led by internationally renowned IP partner from O’Melveny Meyers LLP, with specific focus on drafting and negotiating term sheets. Additionally, CLDP experts discussed how to effectively utilize open-source software, and to develop and protect IP for Google and Apple app stores. 

Strengthening intellectual property rights will help BiH to develop as a knowledge-based economy, improving employment opportunities and economic stability, and will protect the IP of both Bosnian and U.S. companies.

May 2, 2018 - May 4, 2018

CLDP Hosts Workshop on Transparent and Efficient Procurement for Moldovan and Ukrainian Officials

CLDP, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Moldova, the PPA, and MEDT conducted a Workshop on Transparent and Efficient Procurement: Phase III, which took place in Chisinau, Moldova on May 2-4, 2018.  The workshop was part of the technical assistance to help Moldova implement international best practices in a number of key areas, focusing on a set of specific issues that were identified as priorities by the PPA.





April 23, 2018 - April 26, 2018

CLDP Hosts Meeting of the Trade Facilitation Working Group and the Workshop on Simplified Procedures and Customs Guarantees for Ukraine and Moldova

On April 23-26, 2018, CLDP supported a meeting of the TFWG in Kyiv, Ukraine.  The TFWG meeting, scheduled to last two days, engaged a targeted group of Customs officials from Moldova and Ukraine on the status and challenges of customs reforms per TFA and WTO guidelines in their respective countries.

April 23, 2018 - April 27, 2018

US Consultations for Kosovo Mining

From April 23-27, 2018 CLDP, in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Pristina and the U.S. Department of Commerce’ International Trade Administration (ITA), conducted US Consultations for mining for a high-level delegation from the Kosovo government in Washington, DC. 

March 21, 2018 - March 30, 2018

CLDP leads teams from 4 BiH Universities Participate in 25th Vis Moot

On March 21-30, CLDP led teams from 4 BiH Universities: University of Sarajevo, University of Zenica, University of Tuzla, and University of Banja Luka to participate in the 25th Vis Moot in Vienna, Austria, where students from the University of Zenica Faculty of Law made history this year by being the first team from the Balkans to advance to the Round of 16.

March 20, 2018 - March 21, 2018

Second Workshop on Single Window and Cross-Border Management

From March 20-21, in coordination with Kosovo Customs, CLDP conducted its second workshop on single window and cross-border management for 20 customs and border police officials in Pristina, Kosovo.

March 20, 2018 - March 22, 2018

Workshop on Mining Procurement

On March 21-22, 2018 CLDP, in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Pristina, conducted its initial workshop on Mining Tendering and Private Public Partnership in Pristina, Kosovo.

February 1, 2018 - February 4, 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Organizes International Commercial Arbitration Moot Oral Argument Training for Law Students at Tech Company

On February 1-4, CLDP implemented a follow up four-day Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Oral Argument Training in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina to support the second phase of its Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (Vis Moot) program. 

October 29, 2017 - November 3, 2017

CLDP supports GOU delegation to the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee Meeting at WTO Secretariat, Geneva

CLDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the Ministry of Agriculture, supported the travel of the Government of Ukraine (GOU) delegation to the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Committee Meeting that took place on October 29 - November 3, 2017 at WTO Secretariat, Geneva.

October 28, 2017 - October 31, 2017

CLDP Trains Law Students for International Arbitration Competition and meets with US Ambassador Cormack

On October 27-29, CLDP led a three-day training for law schools in Bosnia-Herzegovina to support the first phase of its Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (Vis Moot) program.. The program aimed to prepare law students to compete in the 2018 Vis Moot to be held in March 2018 in Vienna. Participants included coaches and students from six different law schools in Bosnia-Herzegovina included schools from various regions of the country that had never participated before in the international competition.