Eurasia

July 1, 2021

CLDP to Host Webinar on Adjudication of Intellectual Property Cases

CLDP will hold a webinar on the adjudication of civil intellectual property infringement cases for the Georgian judiciary. The webinar will consist of recorded presentations, live discussions, and interactive case studies on infringement of copyright, trademark and patent cases. This program promotes reasoned decision-making and a uniform approach to intellectual property disputes in Georgian courts.  

March 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

CLDP to Host First Meeting of Regional Intellectual Property Working Group

CLDP will partner with the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia ‘Sakpatenti’ to bring together through a virtual platform of government officials from the Caucasus Region and Eastern Europe for the first meeting of the Caucasus Expert Level Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights. The working group will identify mutual challenges for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and develop recommendations for regional cooperation.

February 16, 2021 - February 18, 2021

CLDP to Organize Tbilisi Vis Pre-Moot Competition

CLDP, in coordination with Arbitration Initiative Georgia, will lead a simulated oral advocacy competition (Vis Pre-Moot) to help students from the Caucasus prepare for the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) in Vienna, Austria.  As this year’s competition will be held virtually, CLDP will have the unique opportunity to invite universities from around the globe to compete against the teams from the Caucasus.  Through the Vis Pre-Moot competition, CLDP will help develop skills in legal analysis, advocacy, and international arbitration for future lawyers in Georgia and the Caucasus, which will help improve the contracts enforcement mechanism in the Caucasus and encourage regional cooperation and implementation of international best practices in regional arbitration. 

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February 1, 2021 - February 28, 2021

CLDP to Hold Consultation on Collective Management

CLDP, in cooperation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will lead a virtual consultation on the collective management framework in Georgia.  The program will be attended by representatives of the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia ‘Sakpatenti’ and other government stakeholders on issues involving intellectual property rights.  During the program, experts from the USPTO and international collective management organizations will review the mechanisms and leverages that lead to effective and transparent collective management.  CLDP will also moderate a discussion on the current state of collective management in Georgia that will assist Sakpatenti and other government stakeholders to identify gaps in the legal and institutional framework and develop a roadmap for strengthening current legislation to remove ambiguity and/or implementing new institutional mechanisms that reinforce the legal obligations of CMOs.   

February 1, 2021 - February 28, 2021

CLDP to Lead Webinar on Competition

CLDP will partner with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition of Armenia (SCPEC) to conduct a webinar for SCPEC officials to learn about the FTC’s experience in competition.  This webinar is part of a multi-phase effort by CLDP to assist the SCPEC and sectoral regulators in Armenia with combatting anticompetitive behavior. 

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February 1, 2021

CLDP to Host Webinar on Insolvency Adjudication

CLDP will hold a webinar on the adjudication of insolvency cases for the Georgian judiciary. The webinar will consist of recorded presentations, live discussions, and interactive case studies.  This webinar will build the capacity of Georgian judges to interpret Georgia’s new insolvency law in a manner that is consistent with international practices.  Judicial training is critical as the new law increases opportunities for companies to reorganize rather than liquidate.  

January 27, 2021

Central Asia Regional Expert Level Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights Webinar: Interagency Coordination for the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

CLDP in partnership with the IPR Center, the IP Task Force, USTR, and USPTO will hold Central Asia Regional Expert Level Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights Webinar on the Interagency Coordination for the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights on January 27th, 2021. The Webinar will be a part of a series of virtual and hybrid meetings/workshops that will take place in 2021, culminating in a U.S. based Consultative Visit of the Central Asia Regional Expert Level Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights to take place after COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted.

December 18, 2020

Balkans Regional – Working Group Update: Border Management for Western Balkans

CLDP hosted a Western Balkans Customs Trade Facilitation Working Group discussion on Friday, December 18 from 14:30h – 16:30h CET.

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.