September 3, 2019

Mali: Prevention of Counterfeits Campaign - Initial Partners Meeting

On September 3, 2019, in Bamako, Mali, CLDP led a one-day meeting to build consensus among public and private sector stakeholders on an upcoming communication campaign aiming to prevent the use of counterfeits. This effort is part of a Mali-wide project with the U.S. Agency for International Development mission in Bamako to implement innovative solutions for combatting counterfeiting of products affecting public health, with a focus on agro-inputs. CLDP works with Feed the Future and the Government of Mali to implement best practices in the prevention of the movement and use of agricultural products and to raise public awareness of the dangers of fake products. This has been done through the extensive training of enforcement authorities including Malian Customs, the judiciary, police, and gendarmerie, as well as consumer education. It has also included the introduction of Mobile Product Authentication (MPA™) technology at the point of purchase through private/public partnerships. The new phase of the project builds upon notable improvement of the understanding of the impact of counterfeits by Malian stakeholders, including spurring the creation of a national database administered jointly by Malian Customs, the Malian Intellectual Property Office (CEMAPI) and the Malian Copyright Office (BUMDA) where producers and importers can register marks to facilitate the seizure of counterfeited products. CLDP is preparing to launch a national campaign, including culturally appropriate marketing material, through billboards, radio, and television, in coordination with local partners, raising awareness of the danger of counterfeits and showcasing new technologies to best combat it.

July 11, 2017 - July 12, 2017

CLDP Sponsors Launch of Counterfeit-Combating Project in Mali

From July 11-12, CLDP co-led a workshop on combatting counterfeiting in Mali using technology to verify the authenticity of products, in coordination with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Sproxil.

June 18, 2014 - June 19, 2014

CLDP Holds Workshop on the Prevention of Counterfeit and Illegal Agro-Inputs

CLDP hosted a Workshop on the Prevention of  Counterfeit and Illegal Agro-Inputs in Bamako, Mali on June 17-18, 2014.

January 13, 2014 - January 17, 2014

CLDP Conducts Assessment of Commercial Law Capacity-Building Needs in Mali

From January 13-17, CLDP was in Bamako, Mali to conduct an assessment of the commercial law capacity building needs of the Government of Mali. During the assessment, conducted in coordination with the USAID Mission in Bamako, CLDP met with officials from the Ministries of Commerce, Justice, Agriculture, and public procurement authorities as well as the Malian Bar and the National Magistrate School. The assessment is part of the USAID-funded Feed the Future program and will guide future CLDP programming in the country.

March 6, 2012 - March 7, 2012

CLDP Exposes Key Malian Decision Makers to Importance of Intellectual Property Rights

On March 6-7, 2012, CLDP, with the support of the USAID mission in Bamako and in partnership with the African Organization for Intellectual Property (OAPI), and the Malian Government (GOM) organized a workshop to introduce and familiarize members of the Malian executive, legislative and judiciary branches with the benefits of integrating Intellectual Property (IP) initiatives in development programs and policies.

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.

November 17, 2011 - November 18, 2011

CLDP Sponsors Malian Participation in Regional Workshop on Geographic Indicators

In continuation of CLDP's assistance to the Government of Mali in the development and implementation of Geographic Indications (GI) for Malian products, CLDP sponsored the participation of 3 Malian representatives in a Central and West Africa regional workshop on Geographic Indications in Yaoundé, Cameroon, November 17-18, 2011.

October 17, 2011 - October 19, 2011

CLDP trains Mali Customs on Preventing Counterfeit Medicines and Health-Related Products

CLDP, in partnership with the USAID Mission in Mali, French Customs and the International Institute for Counterfeit Medicines, and the Malian Government (GOM) organized a workshop October 17-19, 2011 to improve the skills and effectiveness of the Malian Customs Service for a better enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) rights.

May 17, 2011 - May 18, 2011

Mali: Workshop on Intellectual Property Issues Related to Food Safety, Health and the Environment

Through a workshop in Bamako, Mali, May 17-18, 2011 CLDP exposed 175 enforcement officials and private sector representatives to the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection, its impact on the country’s economies and the international standards of protection to be attained, as well as showcased the skills and mechanisms needed to promote greater communication and coordination among IP enforcement agencies in Mali.