CLDP Hosts U.S. Consultations for Trademark Examiners from Georgia

February 27, 2017 - March 10, 2017
The Georgian delegation, along with the entire advanced trademark examiners attending the GIPA training

CLDP, in conjunction with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is hosting a two-week U.S. Consultations with Georgia's National Intellectual Property Center (Sakpatenti) to provide assistance and advanced training for trademark examiners. The advanced training consists of several countries worldwide, including Costa Rica, Israel, Kazakhstan, and Brazil, where the participants have a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and information first-hand. CLDP cosponsored a three-person delegation from Sakpatenti to travel to Alexandria, VA, to conduct on-site consultations with USPTO, where the training consists of lectures and presentations, in addition to case studies and group exercises. The goal of these consultations was to assist Georgia be providing a platform for sharing information about legal and procedural approaches to resolving trademark registration issues.

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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