Workshop on Adjudication of Civil Intellectual Property Infringement Cases in Armenia

February 27, 2014 - February 28, 2014
Judge George C. Steeh III, U.S. District Court Judge, leads a discussion on a case study regarding trademark infringement.

CLDP, in cooperation with the Administrative Court of Appeals of Armenia and the Cassation Court Chamber on Civil and Administrative Cases of Armenia, held a two-day Workshop on Adjudication of Intellectual Property Infringement Cases in Yerevan, Armenia. In attendance were approximately 30 civil judges from general jurisdiction courts and appeals courts throughout Armenia. The presentations and case studies for the workshop were prepared in direct response to issues requested by the Armenian judges. Topics discussed included civil and administrative procedures for protecting intellectual property rights, determining trademark infringement, including well-known marks and assessing the likelihood of confusion, remedies and calculation of damages, use of expert witnesses, cybersquatting, and unfair competition.

 

Leading the workshop were Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Bernice Donald and U.S. District Judge George C. Steeh III. This initial program served as the first of a series of trainings in 2014 that are designed to address topics of interest and ongoing IPR enforcement challenges in Armenia. CLDP’s judicial capacity building programs will contribute to the improved protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Armenia by creating a critical mass of judges trained in the enforcement of IP laws and will help Armenian judges to hone their skills and develop their expertise to provide fair, efficient, and consistent resolutions of intellectual property disputes.

Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, listens to a participant's question about trademarks.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

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