CLDP Hosts Third Annual "Georgia Against Counterfeiting" Conference

July 20, 2017
Department of Commerce's Anush Avetisyan and James Uthmeier, along with speakers from ICC Georgia, Sakpatenti, and MOESD

On July 20-21, CLDP hosted the Third Annual "Georgia Against Counterfeiting" Conference in Batumi, Georgia. The program was organized in close partnership with the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia "Sakpatenti" and was widely attended by over 130 participants, representing Georgia's both private and public sectors, international patent organizations, Georgian small and medium enterprises, and educational organizations.  

The Deputy Minister of Georgia's Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, the Deputy Commissioner of State IP Office of China, and ICC Georgia presented the recent legal frameworks and legislations adapted by each respective country and spoke of the challenges they face in the areas of IPR enforcement. CLDP and Sakpatenti were also able to identify a wide range of speakers from the governments and public sectors of  Georgia, U.S., U.K., China, Lithuania, France, and Germany, who presented on the recent development in the government’s response to seizing counterfeit goods in their respective organizations and countries.

CLDP in Action

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

On July 20, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Georgian Copyright Association (GCA) and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, “Sakpatenti,” conducted a one-day training for 27 Georgian journalists and other representatives of the media in Batumi, Georgia. Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Oliver Schön of the District Court of Munich led the training and provided a general overview of intellectual property law, highlighting recent trends and developments in the U.S. and the E.U. 

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