WIPO Clause Generator

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center makes available model clauses and submission agreements to facilitate the referral of intellectual property and technology disputes to WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures, such as mediation or arbitration.

The model ADR clauses contain the principal elements of a clause to avoid any ambiguity that may later complicate and delay the dispute resolution process. The core elements, as the case may be, are the place of arbitration or mediation, applicable law, language of proceedings, and number of arbitrators. Parties are strongly advised to use such model ADR clauses and submission agreements.

Where deemed useful, parties can adapt model clauses and submission agreements to their further needs. For such specific cases, the WIPO Clause Generator proposes additional elements based on WIPO case experience.

The WIPO Clause Generator allows parties to develop their clauses and submission agreements through the following steps:

  1. Select type of disputes (i.e., future or existing);
  2. Select type of WIPO ADR procedure(s) (e.g., WIPO Mediation, WIPO Arbitration, WIPO Expedited Arbitration, or appropriate combinations);
  3. Select clause core elements, and, if desired, any additional elements;
  4. Download or copy the final result.

If you need further assistance when drafting your clause, you can contact us by email at arbiter.mail@wipo.int or by phone at +41 22 338 8247.