June 24, 2014 - June 26, 2014

Refining the Annotation of Africa Power Purchase Agreements: A Regional Stakeholders Workshop

CLDP working in concert with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), held a regional workshop Abuja, Nigeria June 24-26, 2014 for utilities, transmitters, distributors and regulators.

March 26, 2014 - March 28, 2014

Workshop on the Annotation of Power Purchase Agreements for Power Africa

In the context of the President’s Power Africa Initiative, CLDP is working with a variety of partners, including the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) and international law firms to develop a library of annotated agreements that form the core of power project transactions.

March 19, 2013 - March 21, 2013

Regional Workshop on the Practical Approaches to IP Utilization and Protection in Africa

About 170 East, West, and Southern African IP officials, IP practitioners, IP stakeholders, and private sector, from 19 Anglophone and Francophone African countries gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania March 19-21, 2013 to discuss and learn about the practical approaches, successes, challenges and future strategies to the protection and utilization of IP as a facilitator of innvation, entrepreneurship, trade and investment. 

February 23, 2012

CLDP Celebrates 20 years!

Begun as a small joint venture between USAID and Commerce to help the Former Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe transition to more market-oriented economies, CLDP has expanded to help meet the legal technical assistance needs of more than 50 countries in Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. On February 23rd, CLDP celebrated 20 years of technical assistance in commercial law.

August 1, 2011 - August 5, 2011

Developing Regional IP Task Force Coordination Action Plans for Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Kenya

CLDP, in collaboration with the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) of the USPTO, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. State Department (DOS), and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) organized a program from August 1-5, 2011, entitled US Consultations on the Interagency Approach to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights for a group of government officials from Ghana, Kenya, Liberia and Nigeria.

October 28, 2010 - December 3, 2010

Ghana IP Advocacy and Outreach Program: Say No To Fake Goods, Insist on the Original

CLDP has been working with the business group Coalition Against Counterfeit and Illicit Trade (CACIT) and other members of the nascent IP interagency initiative to develop and implement an outreach and advocacy program with the twin goals of improving recognition and protection of the brands of Ghanaian clients.

April 28, 2010 - April 30, 2010

Ghanian Interagency IP Task Force Workshop

In February 2009, CLDP brought together intellectual property (IP) enforcement officials from the ECOWAS region to Ghana to determine ways to protect IP in the West Africa region. Following on the strong recommendation of this workshop, Regional Intellectual Property Protection: The Border and Beyond, the Ghanaian IP agencies determined to convene a National Interagency Task Force on IP Matters comprised of all the agencies involved with IP protection in Ghana along with industry associations.

February 18, 2009 - February 20, 2009

Africa Global Competitiveness Initiative (AGCI): Regional IP Enforcement

CLDP, along with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and in collaboration with ECOWAS, presented a three day regional workshop titled "Regional IP Protection: The Border and Beyond."

June 24, 2008 - June 25, 2008

Workshop on the Effective Examination of Trademarks

CLDP and the USPTO organized a Workshop on the Effective Examination of Trademarks for approximately 35 Nigerian and Ghanaian trademark examiners. The workshop, held in Abuja, Nigeria, investigated the tools and rationale needed for comprehensive internationally compliant examination of trademark applications.