Georgia: CLDP Hosts Webinar Series on Intellectual Property

October 5, 2020 - November 3, 2020

October 2, 2020

CLDP, in cooperation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the USPTO Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), launched a series of capacity building trainings on intellectual property to be delivered to the staff of the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia ‘Sakpatenti’ in fall 2020.  Topics for the training series include trade secret protection, telework practices and procedures, and overviews of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  The training series includes virtual discussion sessions on each topic as well as related digitally recorded training videos for asynchronous learning. 

Sakpatenti is an active and engaged partner of the U.S. on issues related to intellectual property.  This project supports Sakpatenti’s efforts to enhance the legal framework for intellectual property and to improve the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Georgia.   

The following virtual discussion sessions are scheduled for this project:

  • Session I: Best Practices for Trade Secret Protection - October 5, 2020

Presented by Jennifer Blank, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO

  • Session II: Implementing and Managing Effective Teleworking Programs - October 16, 2020

Presented by Danette Campbell, Telework Director, USPTO

  • Session III: Deconstructing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) - November 3, 2020

Presented by Judge Janet Gongola, Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge for Strategy, PTAB, and Judge David Heasley, Administrative Trademark Judge, TTAB


This project was made possible through funding by the U.S. Department of State.

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. 

October 5, 2020 - December 31, 2020

On October 5, the Maldives International Arbitration Center (MIAC) had its first ever arbitration filed. CLDP will be assisting MIAC with the case management of this case – helping MIAC’s case managers process this case effectively, efficiently, and transparently.  In the process, CLDP will ensure that MIAC’s staff and case managers receive case management training on the job.

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November 9, 2020

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