Bosnia and Herzegovina

October 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Holds Vis Moot Training for Written Argument

On October 17-20, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CLDP, in coordination with the International University School of Law (IUS), held a workshop to prepare law students from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for the annual Willem C. Vis Moot competition (Vis Moot) that will take place in Vienna, Austria, in April 2020. 

September 24, 2019 - September 26, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Leads IPR Enforcement Workshop

On September 24-26, 2019, in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), CLDP led a workshop on intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement for prosecutors, investigators, and judges in coordination with the judicial center of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop featured presentations from an assistant U.S. attorney and a U.S. federal judge on IPR enforcement as well as practical training in adjudication skills using case studies and interactive discussions. In order to strengthen BiH’s intellectual property regime and create a critical mass of prosecutors, investigators, and judges trained in the enforcement of IP laws, CLDP will provide technical assistance focused on the prosecution and adjudication of trademark infringement and copyright infringement cases. CLDP will include a specific focus on software and media licensing violations, which will be crucial to BiH’s growing information and communications technology industry.

May 14, 2019 - May 16, 2019

Balkans: CLDP Conducts Second Regional Customs Workshop

On May 14-16, in collaboration with the customs committees of Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, and Moldova, CLDP organized its second workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries in Petrovac, Montenegro. 

February 13, 2019 - February 17, 2019

CLDP Led Vis Moot Training for BiH Law Students

From February 13-17, CLDP conducted a follow up five-day Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Oral Argument Training in Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina to support the second phase of its Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (Vis Moot) program. 

October 15, 2018 - October 16, 2018

CLDP Leads Judicial Training on Enforcement of International Sales Contracts

On October 15-16, CLDP, in coordination with the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Republika Srpska and the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of FBiH, conducted the second two-day workshop on the Enforcement of International Sales Contracts for Bosnian judges.  

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018

CLDP Conducts Vis Moot Training for BiH Law Students

On October 12-14, CLDP, in coordination with the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Law, held a workshop to prepare law students from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for the annual Willem C. Vis Moot (Vis Moot) that will take place in Vienna in April 2019.  

July 24, 2018 - July 26, 2018

First Regional Balkans Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management

From July 24-26, 2018, CLDP, in collaboration with Customs Committees of Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro organized the first regional Balkans Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries in Podgorica, Montenegro. 

June 12, 2018 - June 13, 2018

Workshop on IP Adjudication

CLDP, in coordination with the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Republika Srpska and Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of FBiH, held a two day Workshop on Adjudication of Civil Intellecutal Property Infringement Cases in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP leads Workshops on International Software Agreements

On June 12-13, in Sarajevo, CLDP held the second phase of programming on judicial IPR enforcement in coordination with the Center(s) of Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and the Republika Srpska.  This activity is part of a series of workshops on IPR development and enforcement, targeting local tech companies, law firms, universities, government officials and judges and aiming to strengthen IP capacity of local ICT industry and improving enforcement of IPR.

The first phase of the program held on May 14-18, focused on negotiating international software agreements for local IT companies and took place in both Sarajevo and Banja Luka. They came about after an earlier assessment with several leading software development firms in Sarajevo and Banja Luka had shown that these firms had developed proprietary software and were interested in expanding internationally through joint development agreements but needed to understand how to best address key IP issues that they were encountering.  CLDP addressed these challenges through its workshops in May by providing training to these firms on how software IP can be protected and key IP issues that arise in the negotiation of international software agreements. The workshops also included mock negotiations sessions led by internationally renowned IP partner from O’Melveny Meyers LLP, with specific focus on drafting and negotiating term sheets. Additionally, CLDP experts discussed how to effectively utilize open-source software, and to develop and protect IP for Google and Apple app stores. 

Strengthening intellectual property rights will help BiH to develop as a knowledge-based economy, improving employment opportunities and economic stability, and will protect the IP of both Bosnian and U.S. companies.