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.

September 21, 2010 - September 23, 2010

The Role of the Judiciary in the Protection of Intellectual Property

CLDP and U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Africa (International Trade Administration), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), the U.S. Embassy in Dakar and the American Chamber of Commerce in Senegal (AmCham), successfully hosted the first judicial training in Senegal on the Role of the Judiciary in the Protection of Intellectual Property from September 21-23, 2010 in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop was organized in close collaboration with the Judicial Training Center of the Ministry of Justice of Senegal.

June 10, 2003 - June 12, 2003

West Africa Regional Ethics Code Conference

To facilitate regional legal and judicial ethics codes synthesizing the region's common law and civil law traditions, CLDP organized a three-day conference in Senegal where a pre-exsiting drafting committee presented a regional legal and judicial ethics code.