Ukraine: CLDP Hosts Workshop on Collective Copyright Management

July 23, 2018 - July 25, 2018
Participants of the Collective Copyright Management Workshop

As a follow up to the international workshop of the same name held in 2015, CLDP, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, designed and implemented the Workshop on Collective Copyright Management in Ukraine II. The workshop took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, on July 23 – 25, 2018.

The workshop gathered representatives of the Ukrainian government, Ukrainian expert community and right holders, as well as representatives of U.S. and international collective copyright management organizations.

International advisors, including experts from international collective management organizations and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), reviewed the provisions of the newly adopted Ukrainian collective copyright management law, as presented by the representatives of MEDT, and made specifics recommendations on suggested further changes in the Ukrainian collective copyright management system in Ukraine.

These suggestions will help the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade develop legislative, regulatory, and procedural solutions in line with internationally accepted standards and best practices - to the remaining issues of the collective copyright management system in Ukraine in the light of the newly adopted law.

Upcoming Programs

October 17, 2018 - October 18, 2018

On November 17-18, CLDP, in cooperation with the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA), initiated an SCCA-sanctioned alternative dispute resolution (ADR) training course for future female commercial mediation and arbitration lawyers. The ADR course is part of SCCA’s goal to certify up to 60 female mediators and arbitrators to manage cases brought to the SCCA in the coming two years. The ADR Course was envisioned after the successful implementation of a pilot women’s workshop on “Negotiations and Mediation” that was conducted by CLDP in December of 2017. The two-day program engaged participants in a series of intensive ADR simulations guided by an expert from UNCITRAL alongside the region’s top Arab female ADR specialists.

CLDP in Action

September 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

On September 24-25, in Manama, CLDP led a workshop and focus group on government tendering in cooperation with the Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (MOICT), Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain, Bahrain Businesswomen Society and several government contracting agencies. The workshop focused on Bahrain’s recent reforms to promote set-aside programs for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Such programs aim to set aside a set percentage of public contracts to be awarded exclusively to SMEs. The workshop was the fourth meeting led by CLDP and MOICT, and largely focused on electronic procurement mechanisms and online registry to move forward on the pilot program to promote the use of SMEs in public procurement. In implementing the pilot program, MOICT has considered incorporating many of CLDP’s recommendations, including creating a small business oversight body, online registration system, and online advertising platforms that are similar. While the pilot program is expected to be launched in early 2019 for three government agencies, CLDP expects to continue to provide technical assistance on SME procurement reform to help make small business set-aside programs a reality.

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