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.

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CLDP in Action

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