Afghanistan – Webinar on Trademark Distinctiveness

August 25, 2020 - August 26, 2020

CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO, conducted a webinar for the Afghanistan TM Directorate on the concept of distinctiveness as one of the key elements in the examination of TM applications. USPTO experts presented a comprehensive tutorial, including interactive discussion among the participants. The Afghan participants were so engaged and active in the discussions that the session was extended to two days. This is the second in a series of planned 2-hour webinars to address key aspects of TM examination and registration, including distinctiveness, likelihood of confusion, well-known marks, bad faith applications, non-traditional marks, trade dress, geographic descriptiveness, certification, and appeal, opposition and cancellation proceedings.

Upcoming Programs

October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

 CLDP coaches will be working with the 2 Maldivian Vis Moot teams on written advocacy. The coaches will be conducting weekly webinars with the teams on helping them draft research their legal issues, formulate their arguments, and write their memoranda. First, the teams will focus on writing their claimant’s memorandum. Then, the teams will focus on writing their respondent’s memorandum. Once the teams have completed their briefs, they will focus on preparing their oral arguments. 

CLDP in Action

September 4, 2020 - October 2, 2020
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From September 4 to October 2, CLDP, in cooperation with the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) of the University of Pittsburgh College of Law, hosted a Virtual Vis Moot Boot Camp for the incoming 2020-2021 CLDP sponsored teams who will compete in the 28th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot). 

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