Intellectual Property

February 27, 2018 - March 1, 2018

CLDP to Host Second Workshop on Identification and Interdiction of Counterfeit Products in Tajikistan

As a follow-up on the Identification and Interdiction of Counterfeit Products Workshop hosted in Dushanbe in October 2016, CLDP, in coordination with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan will host the second Workshop on Identification and Interdiction of Counterfeit Products.

February 15, 2018 - February 21, 2018

Sponsorship of International Technology Transfer Specialists to AUTM

CLDP will sponsor the participation of technology transfer specialists from Algeria, Morocco, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia to attend the 2018 Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ from February 18-21, 2018.

February 7, 2018 - February 9, 2018

CLDP Organizes North Africa Regional Workshop on Technology Transfer

CLDP will organize a North Africa Regional Workshop on University-Industry Relations in Encouraging Technology Transfer from February 7-9, 2018 in Rabat, Morocco. 

November 14, 2017 - November 15, 2017

Bahrain: CLDP Attorney Speaks on Importance of IPR

On November 14 and 15, CLDP Attorney-Advisor Arezo Yazd spoke on the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR) and strengthening IPR regimes to promote entrepreneurship in Bahrain. Ms. Yazd spoke at the Bahrain Businesswomen Society Annual Forum, gathering 300 participants from across the Middle East, on how women entrepreneurs can protect their IPR. As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, CLDP also spoke at the Bahrain Stock Exchange on IPR and new technologies. CLDP’s IP programming in Bahrain seeks to protect the IPR of local and international companies and spur innovation. 

October 28, 2017 - October 31, 2017

CLDP Trains Law Students for International Arbitration Competition and meets with US Ambassador Cormack

On October 27-29, CLDP led a three-day training for law schools in Bosnia-Herzegovina to support the first phase of its Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (Vis Moot) program.. The program aimed to prepare law students to compete in the 2018 Vis Moot to be held in March 2018 in Vienna. Participants included coaches and students from six different law schools in Bosnia-Herzegovina included schools from various regions of the country that had never participated before in the international competition. 

October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017

West Bank: CLDP Conducts Conference on Palestinian Innovation Ecosystem and the Role of Universities

On October 24-25, 2017, CLDP hosted a conference in Ramallah, West Bank, that brought together local stakeholders to identify policy and regulatory reforms that would support the growth of Palestinian technology startups. Representatives from Stanford University, Louisiana State University, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shared best practices in technology incubation and commercialization to help Palestinian universities protect their intellectual property, while ensuring research breakthroughs can fuel innovation and job growth in the private sector. At the conclusion of the conference, participants compiled a list of key recommendations, including the need to conduct network mapping to identify relevant partners within the local ecosystem, to increase engagement among Palestinian stakeholders in order to foster the development of an entrepreneurial culture and community, and to expand intellectual property and business development curriculum at the university level, including practical job training opportunities for young Palestinians. Conference participants included Palestinian entrepreneurs, academics, business leaders, and government stakeholders. The conference sought to identify policy and regulatory reforms that will help propel growth of Palestinian businesses, as part of the broader U.S. Government effort tosupport a thriving economy and create real opportunities for Palestinians.

October 13, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Consultations on the Adjudication of Intellectual Property for Ukraine’s IP Benchbook Committee

CLDP, in cooperation with the Higher Commercial Court of Ukraine (HCC), and the U.S. Federal Judicial Center (FJC) held a week long Consultative Visit on Utilization of Judicial IP Benchbook.

September 23, 2017 - September 26, 2017

CLDP Workshops on IP in Georgia

CLDP co-organized workshops on intellectual property for judges and for journalists in Batumi, Georgia from September 23-25, 2017.

September 11, 2017

CLDP Leads Workshop on Technology Led Economic Development in Bahrain

On September 11, CLDP led a workshop on Technology Led Economic Development in coordination with Tamkeen Enterprises, Bahrain SME Society, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC), American Chamber of Commerce, and Bahrain's Economic Development Board.

September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017

Sri Lanka: IP Policy Working Group

On September 11-15, CLDP, USPTO, and WIPO, in close coordination with the National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka and the University Grants Commission, conducted working group drafting sessions and site visits to select universities and institutions in Sri Lanka.