Sri Lanka: CLDP Celebrates World IP Day and Conducts University IP Policy Workshops

April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017
Workshop participants from Sri Lankan Universities

On April 26, in close coordination with the United States Patent &Trademark Office (USPTO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO) of Sri Lanka, CLDP helped NIPO celebrate World IP Day which has a theme of “Innovation-Improving Lives” this year. This event helped raise intellectual property awareness in Sri Lanka and highlighted USG and other donor initiatives that strengthen Sri Lanka’s IP regime. On April 24, 25, 27 and 28 CLDP/USPTO/WIPO, in close coordination with the University Grants Commission, conducted university IP policy workshops for technology transfer office managers that are charged with incentivizing innovation and commercialization at their universities.

Participants engage in discussion on state of IP in Sri Lanka
More than 100 participants attended the World IP Day Seminar

Upcoming Programs

October 15, 2017 - October 20, 2017

CLDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the Ministry of Agriculture, supported the travel of the Government of Ukraine (GOU) delegation to the GPA Committee Meeting on October 16-20, 2017, at WTO Secretariat, Geneva. The GOU delegation consisted of two Ministry of Economic Development and Trade officials. They attended the GPA Committee meeting and participated in bilateral negotiations with the U.S. and other delegations.

The GOU participation in the GPA Committee Meeting will ensure Ukraine has a more active role on issues critical to Ukraine’s trade sector; it effectively accomplishes the procedural requirements, carries out the negotiations, and provides answers to questions posed by GPA Committee members, including the United States.

CLDP in Action

September 14, 2017 - September 19, 2017

CLDP hosted standards experts from the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan for U.S.-based consultations to assist in developing trade-related harmonized standards in Central Asia and benefit domestic and international businesses alike through increased market access, transparent system, and fair regulations.

Read More about CLDP Hosts Consultations for Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Standards in Washington D.C.