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.

Upcoming Programs

January 29, 2018 - January 30, 2019
November 11, 2018 - November 15, 2018

CLDP in Action

October 7, 2018 - October 10, 2018

After training six Sri Lankan law school teams over five months to prepare them in oral and written advocacy, CLDP held its first Sri Lanka National Vis Moot Competition from October 7-10, 2018. The Royal Institute of Colombo College of Law prevailed as champion, and the University of Colombo College of Law placed second. The two winning teams will advance to represent Sri Lanka in the Willem C Vis Moot Competition in Hong Kong in April 2019. CLDP will continue to train both teams and help them prepare for the Hong Kong competition. 

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