Afghanistan – Series of Webinars on Trademark Classification

October 6, 2020 - October 13, 2020

CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO, conducted two 2-hour webinars for the Afghanistan TM Directorate on the concept of TM classification 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 first session focused on the critical aspects of TM classification, and the second session consisted of “hands-on” exercises and case studies to hone the analytical skills of the Afghan examiners. This is the fourth in a series of planned 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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