ASEAN: CLDP to Conduct Intellectual Property Enforcement and Customs Investigation TCTP Course

March 14, 2016 - March 18, 2016

CLDP conducted its 4th joint Third Country Training Program (TCTP) course on Intellectual Property Enforcement and Customs Investigations with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Intellectual Property Academy on March 14-18, 2016 in Singapore.  The course focused on customs, intellectual property rights enforcement, and counterfeiting, and on the negative impact of counterfeit goods on the economy, public health, and the environment. Thirty-five participants from nine ASEAN countries attended the course. CLDP has partnered with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the National Intellectual Property Center to provide expertise on global investigations, CBP’s new Centers of Excellence Model, and risk assessments. The program also included site visits to eBay Singapore and FedEx, where participants learned how the private and public sectors cooperate to monitor goods and prevent the transit of counterfeits.

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.

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