Advanced IP Course for Judges and the Colloquium on IP Law for the Judiciary

November 24, 2008 - November 28, 2008

CLDP organized the Advanced Course for Judges November 24-28, 2008 in Manila, jointly with the Philippines Patent Office, the Philippine Judicial Academy and the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Participating judges received advanced training on intellectual property (IP) issues aiming to increase the enforcement of IP rights such as warrants for search and seizure, evidence gathering and evaluation. The course was case and problem-based, utilizing a skills-based experiential methodology of training. A hypothetical case was be presented to the judges, with lectures interspersed in a mock regular court proceeding, elucidating the various issues and aspects that the judges would have to consider in deciding the case, and a mock trial was held where the participant judges decide the case. The exercises included a case involving copyrights and trademarks, and another involving patents.

CLDP also organized the Colloquium on IP Law for the Judiciary. The Colloquium included commercial court judges as well other participants including enforcement agencies, law practitioners, associations, and the public, and focused on two topics: TRIPS & TRIPS Plus, and a Comparative Discussion of Specialized Courts for IP. CLDP will organize a Second Colloquium on IP Law for the Judiciary in Manila.

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