Pakistan: CLDP Conducts IP Judicial Workshop II

September 26, 2018 - September 27, 2018

On September 25-27, in Karachi Pakistan, CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO and the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), conducted an intellectual property (IP) workshop in Karachi, Pakistan, for IP Tribunal Presiding Officers and select District and Session Court (D&S) judges.

This workshop was the second in a series of three workshops focusing on enhancing the knowledge and analytical skills of the participants when applying Pakistan IP law to cases before the IP Tribunals and D&S courts.  Local Pakistani legal experts, both practitioners and judges, lead the panel discussions with active participation by the Tribunal and D&S judges, supplemented by teaching sessions on copyright and trademark jurisprudence in Pakistan.  At the conclusion of the workshop, the participants have had an increased understanding of the legal and economic underpinning IP law and global best practices which will enhance the tribunal/court's effectiveness in adjudicating civil and criminal claims to protect IP rights holders from the unauthorized use of IP and the resulting damages to individuals, the economy, and society as a whole.

Upcoming Programs

October 21, 2018 - October 22, 2018
October 22, 2018 - October 24, 2018

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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