Tajikistan

September 17, 2019 - September 19, 2019

Almaty, Kazakhstan: CLDP Facilitates Inaugural Meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights

On September 17-19, 2019, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, CLDP brought together government officials from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan with advisors from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (DOC/ITA) for the first meeting of the Central Asia Expert Level Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights. The program began with opening comments from Zeba Reyazuddin, Deputy Assistant USTR followed by presentations from each country’s delegation regarding recent developments in laws and regulations promoting intellectual property rights protection within their respective countries. Despite the fact that delegates to the meeting were meeting for the first time, the country reports were followed by robust discussion and question and answer sessions among the delegates and between the advisors and participants.

September 11, 2019 - September 12, 2019

Tbilisi, Georgia: CLDP Organizes Sub-regional Workshop to Further Work on Lead Paint Initiative

On September 10-11, 2019, in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP led a sub-regional workshop highlighting best practices in developing laws to restrict lead in paint. The workshop brought together officials from the CLDP-facilitated Central Asia Expert Level Working Group on Standards with their counterparts in Central Asian and Georgian Ministries of Health and Ministries of the Environment, as well as with advisors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO), American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI), and NGOs from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. 

August 5, 2019 - August 8, 2019

Central Asia – CLDP Facilitates Intellectual Property Office Administration Training

On August 5-8, 2019, CLDP supported the participation of a delegate from the State Service of Intellectual Property and Innovation, Krygyz Republic, and the Kazakh Patent Agency in a Trademarks IP Office Administration training, hosted by the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia. 

May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019

Tbilisi, Georgia: CLDP Facilitates Meeting of Central Asia Expert Level Working Group on SPS Measures Focused on Information Availability

On May 13-15, 2019, in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP facilitated the eighth meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures for officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. The group benefited from additional participation by officials from Ukraine and Georgia. 

November 6, 2018 - November 8, 2018

Odesa, Ukraine: CLDP Facilitates Meeting of Central Asia Expert Level Working Group on SPS Measures

On November 6-8, 2018, in Odesa, Ukraine, CLDP facilitated the seventh meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary/Phyto-sanitary Measures for officials from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, special guest Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

October 15, 2018 - October 16, 2018

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: CLDP Joins TIFA Council to Launch Two New Working Groups

CLDP Attorney Michael Cofield participated in the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement annual meetings on October 15-16, 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 

October 10, 2018 - October 12, 2018

CLDP Facilitates Meeting of Central Asia Expert Level Working Group on Customs

On October 10-12, 2018, in Chisinau, Moldova, CLDP facilitated the sixth meeting of the Expert Level Working Group on Customs (the Group) for officials from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. 

May 15, 2018 - May 17, 2018

CLDP Leads Anti-Counterfeiting Workshop for Customs Officials

CLDP, together with advisors from the US PTO, US CBP, and the WCO, led a workshop on border identification and interdiction of counterfeit and pirated products on May 15-17, 2018, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. 

March 14, 2018 - March 16, 2018

CLDP Facilitates Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert-Level Working Group on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

CLDP organized the Sixth Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Regional Expert Level Working Group on SPS Issues to take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on March 14-16, 2018.