July 26, 2018

Ukraine: IP Benchbook Launch

On July 26, 2018, in Kyiv, Ukraine, CLDP in collaboration with the Supreme Court of Ukraine and the Federal Judicial Center introduced a number of Ukrainian judges to the IP Benchbook, prepared with the support of CLDP. Such introduction will help the Ukrainian judiciary use the IP Benchbook even more efficiently.

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. 

July 23, 2018 - July 25, 2018

Ukraine: CLDP Hosts Workshop on Collective Copyright Management

As a follow up to the international workshop of the same name held in 2015, CLDP, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, designed and implemented the Workshop on Collective Copyright Management in Ukraine II. 

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.

May 2, 2018 - May 4, 2018

CLDP Hosts Workshop on Transparent and Efficient Procurement for Moldovan and Ukrainian Officials

On May 2-4, 2018, CLDP conducted a Workshop on Transparent and Efficient Procurement in Chisinau, Moldova.  CLDP organized the workshop in collaboration with the Public Procurement Agency of Moldova (PPA) and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT) with support from the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau. The program was attended by 65 public procurement officials from Moldovan government agencies and contracting authorities as well as a delegation of officials from Ukraine. 




April 23, 2018 - April 26, 2018

CLDP Hosts Meeting of the Trade Facilitation Working Group and the Workshop on Simplified Procedures and Customs Guarantees for Ukraine and Moldova

On April 23-24, 2018, CLDP led a meeting of the Trade Facilitation Working Group of Moldova and Ukraine in Kyiv, Ukraine.  The meeting brought Customs officials from Moldova and Ukraine together to discuss the status and challenges of customs reforms with members of the business community, EU customs experts, and representatives of the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) and the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM). 

April 23, 2018 - April 27, 2018

US Consultations for Kosovo Mining

From April 23-27, 2018 CLDP, in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Pristina and the U.S. Department of Commerce’ International Trade Administration (ITA), conducted US Consultations for mining for a high-level delegation from the Kosovo government in Washington, DC. 

March 21, 2018 - March 30, 2018

CLDP leads teams from 4 BiH Universities Participate in 25th Vis Moot

On March 21-30, CLDP led teams from 4 BiH Universities: University of Sarajevo, University of Zenica, University of Tuzla, and University of Banja Luka to participate in the 25th Vis Moot in Vienna, Austria, where students from the University of Zenica Faculty of Law made history this year by being the first team from the Balkans to advance to the Round of 16.

March 20, 2018 - March 21, 2018

Second Workshop on Single Window and Cross-Border Management

From March 20-21, in coordination with Kosovo Customs, CLDP conducted its second workshop on single window and cross-border management for 20 customs and border police officials in Pristina, Kosovo.