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.

April 6, 2021

Afghan Saffron Business to Business (B2B) matchmaking

On April 6th, 2021, CLDP, with support from USAID, partnered with the Afghanistan Consulate General in Mumbai to hold a virtual Afghan Saffron Business to Business (B2B) matchmaking event for Indian traders.

March 31, 2021

Afghanistan – Trademark Examiners Review of Workshop Series

CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO, conducted a 2-hour webinar for the Afghanistan TM Directorate (TMD) to review the first eight workshops of the multi-series program  on key aspects of TM examination and registration, including distinctiveness, likelihood of confusion, classification, amendments, and renewals.  

March 30, 2021

Afghanistan: Introductory Meetings with Commercial Attaches

Starting this quarter, CLDP has begun to engage with 20 Commercial Attachés from Afghanistan, who are posted throughout the world, through introductory meetings in preparation of launching a pre-recorded webinar series. 

March 30, 2021

Afghanistan: Ministry of Agriculture (MAIL) High-Level Seminar

On March 30, 2021, CLDP supported USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in facilitating a virtual seminar for senior level Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAIL) and other Afghan Government (GoA) representatives.

March 22, 2021 - March 26, 2021

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka: Government Officials Participate in Trade and WTO Law Certificate Course

From March 22 to 26, CLDP sponsored the attendance of twelve government officials from Afghanistan and two government officials from Sri Lanka to participate in the Institute of International Economic Law’s virtual certificate course at Georgetown University. 

March 17, 2021

Afghanistan: Introductory Meeting with DG Ahmady of Afghanistan Customs Department

On March 17, CLDP hosted an introductory meeting with the recently appointed Director General (DG) of Afghanistan’s Customs Department and her main advisors.

March 11, 2021

Afghanistan: CLDP joins Launch of Donors Working Group for Agriculture in Afghanistan

On March 11, 2021, CLDP joined seven other organizations in a virtual launch, founding the newly running Donors Working Group for Agriculture in Afghanistan. 

February 23, 2021

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

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

February 21, 2021 - February 27, 2021

Global: CLDP Hosts Pre-Moot on International Commercial Arbitration

On February 21-27, CLDP, in cooperation with the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) and the University of Pittsburgh Center for International Legal Education, virtually hosted the 11th annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot. The Pre-Moot is an extensive competition preparing students, lawyers, and law faculty for their participation in the 28th annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot)—the world's premier legal educational program for improving contract resolution through arbitration. The Pre-Moot aims to expand the Vis Moot to underrepresented regions and enhance contract enforcement mechanisms globally. This year, the virtual Pre-Moot brought together over 180 students from 40 teams from the Middle East, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North and South America, and Europe and over 200 arbitrators. To view event schedule, materials, speakers, and participating teams, please visit the event website.