WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop

Paris, France, November 7, 2019

In collaboration with
Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB)

Supported by
Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA)
Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI)
European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
Licensing Executives Society (LES) France






For many companies, intellectual property has become an essential business asset as well as a means of creating value. It is being exploited on an increasingly international level in various forms of collaborative arrangements, such as licenses and technology transfer and R&D agreements. As a consequence, parties increasingly look for dispute resolution mechanisms that match their business requirements: private procedures which provide efficient, flexible and less costly means of settling international disputes without disrupting commercial relationships.



The purpose of the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop is to provide intensive basic training of a practical nature for party representatives in mediation and arbitration and for neutrals. The training will focus on the conduct of mediation and arbitration procedures, with particular reference to the practical case application of the WIPO Mediation, Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Rules in international intellectual property and technology disputes.

The format of the Workshop will consist of presentations by the instructors, in English and French, with Q&A opportunities. After completion of the Workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the substantive components of international commercial mediation and arbitration, as well as the benefits and limitations of ADR in intellectual property disputes as compared to other dispute resolutions options, in particular court litigation. In addition, they will obtain practical information about the role of the WIPO Center in ADR proceedings, the WIPO Rules and WIPO model clauses.



The Workshop will include the following subjects:
• Overview: WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, including the WIPO Rules
• Intellectual Property and Technology Dispute Resolution – Recent Developments
• Intellectual Property and Technology Mediation: The Conduct of a Mediation and the Role of the Different Actors
• Concluding the Mediation
• Intellectual Property and Technology Arbitrations
• The Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings
• Interim and Emergency Relief
• Awards
• Industry Panel: The Use of ADR for IP and Technology Disputes
• Drafting Effective Mediation and Arbitration Clauses and Submission Agreements for IP and Technology Disputes

The full program and other materials will be provided to confirmed registrants ahead of the Workshop.


Contact Details

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
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