CLDP Hosts Third Annual "Georgia Against Counterfeiting" Conference

July 20, 2017
Department of Commerce's Anush Avetisyan and James Uthmeier, along with speakers from ICC Georgia, Sakpatenti, and MOESD

On July 20-21, CLDP hosted the Third Annual "Georgia Against Counterfeiting" Conference in Batumi, Georgia. The program was organized in close partnership with the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia "Sakpatenti" and was widely attended by over 130 participants, representing Georgia's both private and public sectors, international patent organizations, Georgian small and medium enterprises, and educational organizations.  

The Deputy Minister of Georgia's Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, the Deputy Commissioner of State IP Office of China, and ICC Georgia presented the recent legal frameworks and legislations adapted by each respective country and spoke of the challenges they face in the areas of IPR enforcement. CLDP and Sakpatenti were also able to identify a wide range of speakers from the governments and public sectors of  Georgia, U.S., U.K., China, Lithuania, France, and Germany, who presented on the recent development in the government’s response to seizing counterfeit goods in their respective organizations and countries.

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.

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