Georgia: CLDP Co-Hosts International Conference Against Counterfeiting and Piracy

July 18, 2019 - July 19, 2019

On July 18-19, 2019, CLDP partnered with the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, or Sakpatenti, to host the fifth annual Georgia Against Counterfeiting and Piracy international conference in Batumi, Georgia. More than 130 participants attended this year’s conference, which is a platform for national and international experts to present developments in the global fight against counterfeiting and piracy. Conference presenters included experts from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy. This year’s conference focused in part on the interrelation between customs enforcement and the protection of intellectual property rights and included a regional panel of customs experts from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Ukraine. The program also featured speakers from Georgia’s private and public sector. This annual event enhances public-private dialogue in the fight against counterfeiting in Georgia and the Caucasus region and promotes cooperation and coordination in the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

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