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

Upcoming Programs

February 21, 2018 - March 24, 2018

On February 21-22, 2018, CLDP held a workshop in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC) for officials from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  The workshop was held at the WTO Secretariat on the margins of the meetings of the Committee for Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures and the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).   At the workshop, the Afghan officials discussed with U.S. and WTO experts the procedural and substantive requirements of the WTO SPS and TBT Agreements, and methods for effective engagement in SPS and TBT Committees.  WTO experts also presented on the online tools made available to WTO members by the Secretariat to facilitate timely notifications. 

Following the workshops, the Afghan officials participated in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees, ensuring that Afghanistan has a more active role on issues critical to Afghanistan's trade sector, and provides answers to questions posed by SPS Committee members. 

March 11, 2018 - March 18, 2018

CLDP in Action

February 27, 2018 - March 2, 2018

CLDP together with its institutional partner Extractive Resources Governance Program (ERGP) at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, co-hosted a workshop of 13 officials from Pakistan on Establishing an Effective and Independent Regulator in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

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