Sri Lanka: CLDP Celebrates World IP Day and Conducts University IP Policy Workshops

April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017
Workshop participants from Sri Lankan Universities

On April 26, in close coordination with the United States Patent &Trademark Office (USPTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO) of Sri Lanka, CLDP helped NIPO celebrate World IP Day which has a theme of “Innovation-Improving Lives” this year. This event helped raise intellectual property awareness in Sri Lanka and highlighted USG and other donor initiatives that strengthen Sri Lanka’s IP regime. On April 24, 25, 27 and 28 CLDP/USPTO/WIPO, in close coordination with the University Grants Commission, conducted university IP policy workshops for technology transfer office managers that are charged with incentivizing innovation and commercialization at their universities.

Participants engage in discussion on state of IP in Sri Lanka
More than 100 participants attended the World IP Day Seminar

CLDP in Action

May 30, 2017 - June 2, 2017

On May 30-June 2, 2017, as a follow-on to CLDP’s Trans-Caspian Workshop on Trade Facilitation and Cross-Border Issues, Michael Cofield was invited to participate in the 16th Annual International Trade and Transport Week (ITTW) in Odessa, Ukraine and to present as part of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Seminar on Trade and Transport Facilitation.

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