FAQ

What is CLDP?

The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) is a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of General Counsel. CLDP consists of a dedicated team of attorneys, program specialists and management analysts with fluent language abilities and a wealth of international knowledge and experience.

What is CLDP's mission?

Click here to find out more About CLDP.

What are CLDP’s areas of expertise?

Please read about our Areas of Expertise.

From whom does CLDP receive its funding?

CLDP receives funding via interagency agreements from U.S. Government entities such as the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

With whom does CLDP partner to implement its programs?

CLDP engages experienced attorneys and economists from the public and private sectors as well as university professors and judges to serve as advisors. All CLDP advisors have substantial expertise in the subject of their assignment. Most private sector advisors offer their services on a pro bono basis.

What languages do CLDP staff speak?

CLDP currently employs staff who are fluent in English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Farsi, French, Igbo, Lingala, Nandi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Taiwanese and Vietnamese.

Is CLDP working in my region?

Please click on the map to get country-specific results and an update on current work.

How do I contact CLDP?

Please see Contact Us.

CLDP in Action

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

On July 20, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Georgian Copyright Association (GCA) and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, “Sakpatenti,” conducted a one-day training for 27 Georgian journalists and other representatives of the media in Batumi, Georgia. Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Oliver Schön of the District Court of Munich led the training and provided a general overview of intellectual property law, highlighting recent trends and developments in the U.S. and the E.U.