Workshops to Promote Intellectual Property as a Tool to Accelerate Knowledge-Based Economic Development in Armenia

December 9, 2013 - December 12, 2013
IP Attorney Sarkis Knyazyan, UNH Professors Stanley Kowalski, Ashlyn Lembree, and UNH Law alumnus Vincent Macri

CLDP helped to support the development of intellectual property as a tool to accelerate knowledge-based economic development in Armenia through a technical assistance program and an assessment trip, which took place on December 9-12, 2013 in Yerevan, Armenia. Professors and IP specialists from the University of New Hampshire School of Law traveled to Armenia to spend a week training professors and faculty members from the American University of Armenia and law schools in Armenia in the development of intellectual property curriculum, intellectual property instruction, and the creation of an intellectual property legal clinic. Topics discussed included global innovation and the commercial market, trademarks and related forms of IP protection, patents and trade secrets, patent licensing, IP management principles and practice, and copyrights. Through this initial exchange program and subsequent technical assistance, universities in Armenia aim to develop and improve their intellectual property curricula, develop trainings for instructors and faculty, establish cooperation between international IP institutions and law schools; and develop IP legal clinics. In tandem with other ongoing IPR-related programs, CLDP's work will continue to contribute to the improved protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Armenia.

Professor Ashlyn Lembree and Program Participants

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.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop