CLDP Leads Europe/Eurasia Regional Workshop on Collective Copyright Management

November 5, 2014 - November 6, 2014
GCA Chairman Giga Kobaladze welcomes the participants of the workshop.

CLDP, in collaboration with the Georgian Copyright Association (GCA), organized a Regional Workshop on Collective Copyright Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. The workshop included representatives from collective management organizations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine as well as representatives from the Georgian public and private sector involved in copyright protection and enforcement. The workshop was led by Sam Mosenkis, Vice President for Legal Affairs at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and also focused on discussions led by the representatives from each organization on legislation, legal proceedings, public performance, mechanical rights, enforcement challenges, increasing membership and revenue, methods for distribution of royalties, public awareness efforts, and international cooperation.

This program is part of CLDP's ongoing work in Eastern Europe and Eurasia aimed at improving the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The workshop not only emphasized the importance of IP protection and the integral role played by collective management organizations in protecting the rights of creators and end-users of IP, but will help produce predictable, harmonized, and efficient copyright protection throughout the region.

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