Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Enforcement in the Philippines

September 13, 2006 - September 14, 2006

CLDP coordinated a two-day workshop-conference, to be held from September 13-14 in Manila for roughly 200 attendees from the Philippines IPO, academia, law enforcement, and private sector. US, Filipino, and international experts provided an overview of the challenges and benefits of digital copyright protection and explore how strengthened regulatory structures can support this objective. CLDP drew on US and Filipino IP experts to discuss the legal and technological aspects of the WIPO Internet Treaties and identify these areas of Filipino law that do not sufficiently comply with the treaties. In addition to two speaking session per day, the conference included daily roundtable discussions on comparative copyright law and private sector strategies for digital copyright protection. CLDP intended for these sessions to be interactive, combining both audience and panelist opinions. At the end of the conference, all participants were equipped with a handbook explaining key issues related to digital copyright protection and noting potential enhancements to the Filipino IP system.

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