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

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October 30, 2017 - November 3, 2017

CLDP’s Michael Cofield and Yulia Melara facilitated U.S.-based Consultations on certification levels in procurement training on October 30 through November 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C. by hosting five delegates from the Training Center within the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic for visits and discussions with U.S. government, commercial, and academic providers of procurement training, as well as with practitioners involved in implementing public-private partnerships in the U.S. regarding procurement training, certification levels, and related matters.

Read More about U.S. Consultations on the Government Procurement for 5 delegates from the Training Center within the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic