CLDP Sponsors Malian Participation in Regional Workshop on Geographic Indicators

November 17, 2011 - November 18, 2011

In continuation of CLDP's assistance to the Government of Mali in the development and implementation of Geographic Indications (GI) for Malian products, CLDP sponsored the participation of 3 Malian representatives in a Central and West Africa regional workshop on Geographic Indications in Yaoundé, Cameroon, November 17-18, 2011.  The workshop was organized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in close coordination with the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), CLDP and Light Years IP. During the workshop, the Malian participants gave a detailed presentation on Mali’s experience in developing a GI, as well as received training on establishing and protecting geographic indications.  They also engaged in discussions with OAPI regarding registration as well as with other participants in the region. CLDP Senior Counsel Marianne McManus also participated in and gave a presentation during the workshop. She was also able to engage OAPI in the future planning of joint activities in Mali and also had extensive discussions with Post in Yaoundé regarding possible CLDP programs in the country.

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