Intellectual Property

December 3, 2018 - December 7, 2018

Pakistan: CLDP conducts IP Judicial Workshop Phase III

From December 3-7, 2018, CLDP, in partnership with USPTO and the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), conducted a week-long workshop on intellectual property (IP) for Pakistan judges and a Director of the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO).  This workshop was the capstone training session in a series of progressively more difficult programs for IP Tribunal Presiding Officers and District & Sessions judges selected by the High Courts as likely to be appointed to IP Tribunals in the near future. The judges interacted with U.S. (e.g., USPTO, DOJ, judges, private lawyers) and Pakistani (e.g., private legal practitioners) experts in trademark, copyright, trade secret, and patent law, including civil and criminal prosecution and deterrent sentencing.  The workshop was a mix of subject matter lectures, case studies, and a visit to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In addition, representatives of U.S. industry and an economist met with the judges to discuss the benefits and challenges of enforcing intellectual property rights locally, nationally, regionally, and worldwide.  This series of workshops builds on earlier CLDP, USPTO, CLEIP, and IPO programs focusing on IP rights in Pakistan.

October 30, 2018 - November 1, 2018

MENA: CLDP Holds Regional Workshop on Technology Transfer

On October 30-November 1, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Tunisian Agency for the Promotion of Scientific Research (ANPR), organized a regional workshop in Tunis, Tunisia, on the commercialization of technology for the Middle East and North Africa region. The workshop promoted technology-based entrepreneurship and strengthened local capacity by bringing together government officials and technology transfer stakeholders to discuss technology management. More than 60 participants from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Bahrain attended. Subject-matter experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Technology Transfer, Stanford University, and Carnegie Mellon University focused on practical case studies and management skills such as commercialization metrics, valuation of technology, licensing and assignments, negotiation, and marketing strategies. At the end of the workshop, participants made concrete recommendations that included the development of intellectual property policies for universities and a more advanced train-the-trainer program for experienced technology transfer managers. By strengthening intellectual property rights in the MENA region through technology transfer programs, CLDP helps level the playing field for U.S. companies. CLDP’s ongoing assistance is focused on bolstering innovation and research and development commercialization in all four countries by helping to create a critical mass of in-country specialists equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully commercialize discoveries made by the academic community and act as an effective interface with the business community. 

September 10, 2018 - September 11, 2018

CLDP Leads 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.

August 1, 2018 - August 2, 2018

Ukraine: Workshop on Efficiency and Transparency of Court Administration

CLDP, in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Ukraine, designed and implemented the Workshop on Transparent and Efficient Court Administration II. The workshop took place in Odesa, Ukraine, on August 1-2, 2018. The workshop participants included Ukrainian lawyers and court administrators as well as representatives of the U.S. judiciary and legal community.

July 30, 2018 - July 31, 2018

Ukraine: Workshop on the Adjudication of Intellectual Property Disputes

On July 30-31, 2018, in Odesa, Ukraine, CLDP, in cooperation with the U.S. judiciary and the Federal Judiciary Center, as well as with the High Council of Justice and the Supreme Court of Ukraine designed and implemented the Workshop on the Adjudication of Intellectual Property Disputes. 

July 26, 2018

Ukraine: IP Benchbook Launch

On July 26, 2018, in Kyiv, Ukraine, CLDP in collaboration with the Supreme Court of Ukraine and the Federal Judicial Center introduced a number of Ukrainian judges to the IP Benchbook, prepared with the support of CLDP. Such introduction will help the Ukrainian judiciary use the IP Benchbook even more efficiently.

July 23, 2018 - July 25, 2018

Ukraine: CLDP Hosts Workshop on Collective Copyright Management

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. 

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

CLDP Conducts Judicial Workshop on Intellectual Property and Training for Journalists and Media

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. 

July 16, 2018 - July 22, 2018

CLDP Sponsors ELSA Summer School on Intellectual Property Law

From July 16-20, in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP organized a summer school on intellectual property law for 50 Georgian and European law students.

July 12, 2018 - July 13, 2018

CLDP Holds International Conference Against Counterfeiting and Piracy

On July 12-13, CLDP partnered with the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia to hold the Fourth Annual "Georgia Against Counterfeiting and Piracy" International Conference in Batumi, Georgia. More than 120 participants attended the conference, which served as a platform for national and international experts to present developments and best practices in the field of intellectual property as they pertain to counterfeiting and piracy.