CLDP Leads IP Adjudication Training

September 10, 2018 - September 11, 2018
IP Adjudication Training
IP Adjudication Training

From September 10-11, 2018, in coordination with Azerbaijan’s Intellectual Property Agency and Ministry of Justice, CLDP held a two-day workshop on the adjudication of intellectual property infringement cases in Baku, Azerbaijan. Nineteen judges from the Azerbaijan Court of Appeals, Azerbaijan Economic Courts, and other district and city courts throughout Azerbaijan participated. Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Virginia Covington of the Middle District of Florida discussed best practices in intellectual property law and led interactive case studies designed for practical application of key concepts in copyright and trademark law. Representatives from Azerbaijan's Intellectual Property Agency presented country-specific case studies that focused on interpretation and application of Azerbaijan intellectual property law. This workshop promoted reasoned decision-making and a uniform approach to intellectual property disputes, which will lead to more predictable, harmonized, and efficient adjudication of these cases throughout Azerbaijan, particularly with respect to amendments to Azerbaijan's IP law. Guaranteeing the protection of intellectual property rights is fundamental to attracting foreign investment, as it is a critical factor in whether U.S. investors and businesses enter or increase their presence in a market.

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CLDP in Action

December 5, 2018 - December 7, 2018

On December 5-7, CLDP facilitated a workshop on procurement in Chisinau, Moldova. CLDP organized the workshop in collaboration with the Public Procurement Agency of Moldova (PPA), the Ministry of Finance of Moldova, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT), and the U.S. Embassy in Moldova.

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