Afghanistan

April 19, 2021 - April 23, 2021

CLDP Global Vis Moot Phase Four Virtual or In-Person

CLDP, in collaboration with UNCITRAL and the University of Pittsburgh's Center for International Legal Education (CILE), will support over 20 teams compete in the 29th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Moot in Vienna and in the 18th Vis East Moot in April 2021.

February 23, 2021

Afghanistan: Trademark Examiners Workshop: Revisions to TM Applications and Ownership Transfers of Registered TMs

CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO, will conduct a two 2-hour webinar for the Afghanistan TM Directorate on managing revisions to pending TM applications and ownership transfers of registered TMs. 

January 26, 2021

Afghanistan: Trademark Examiners Workshop Renewals

CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO, will conduct a two 2-hour webinar for the Afghanistan TM Directorate on the concept of TM renewals as one of the key elements in the examination of TM applications. 

December 8, 2020

Afghanistan: CLDP Hosts First Meeting with New Minister of Industry and Commerce

On December 8, CLDP, along with counterparts from USAID and the U.S. Department of State, held an introductory meeting with Afghanistan’s newly confirmed Minister of Industry and Commerce (MoIC).

November 18, 2020

CLDP Hosts Donor Coordination Meeting for Afghanistan Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues

On November 18th, 2020, CLDP hosted a virtual Donor Coordination Meeting with donor and partner organizations working on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) and food safety issues in Afghanistan.

November 9, 2020 - January 22, 2021

CLDP Global Vis Pre-Moot Written Advocacy Program Phase Two Virtual

From November 2020 through January 2021, CLDP will provide virtual assistance to teams participating in CLDP's 11th Annual Middle East Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot Program.

November 9, 2020 - January 22, 2021

Global: CLDP Holds Weekly Sessions for Vis Moot Teams

CLDP, in partnership with the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Pittsburgh, is holding a legal writing curriculum on for teams competing in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot). The Vis Moot is a global legal competition, established by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, to spur the practice of international commercial arbitration and build the capacity of the next generation of lawyers in the field. The CLDP Vis Pre-Moot program has been implemented annually since 2006 to expand the Vis Moot to countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia that are developing their alternative dispute resolution legal capacity. From November 9 to January 22, over 28 teams will work on legal memoranda for the 2020 Vis Moot Problem. CLDP and CILE will support teams by arranging weekly office hours with renowned professors of arbitration as well as weekly live feedback sessions on draft briefs from Vis Advisors, most of whom are former graduates of previous CLDP Vis Pre-Moot Program. Through these virtual consultations, teams will have dedicated support and access to on-demand virtual resources that are critical to their participation and success in the Vis Moot. 

November 3, 2020

South and South Central Asia: U.N. Global Internet Governance Forum Preconference

On November 3, 2020, CLDP conducted a virtual preconference at this year’s virtual Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

October 19, 2020 - October 23, 2020

Global: CLDP Provides Virtual Training on Commercial Arbitration for Law Schools - eVis Pre-Moot Training

From October 19-23, CLDP, in partnership with the Center for International Legal Education of the University of Pittsburgh, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, and other regional partners, initiated a week-long legal analysis course for teams from the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The 28th Annual Middle East Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) is an UNCITRAL-founded educational platform used to develop the practice of international commercial arbitration by engaging law students, lawyers, judges, and arbitrators in mock trials. With support from CLDP, teams participate in an extensive 9-month program dedicated to ensuring successful competition and representation in the Vis Moot. Following a course on arbitration last month, the teams worked with global advisors through virtual sessions and interactive discussions to develop their respective written submissions for the Vis Moot, while also networking with teams from other law schools to trade tips and resources. The program showcases how to incorporate virtual education, share experiences, and develop best practices on international commercial arbitration. 

October 6, 2020 - October 13, 2020

Afghanistan – Series of Webinars on Trademark Classification

CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO, conducted two 2-hour webinars for the Afghanistan TM Directorate on the concept of TM classification as one of the key elements in the examination of TM applications.