World Intellectual Property Organization

Fees and Costs for WIPO Mediation and Expedited Arbitration for Film and Media

(All amounts are in United States dollars)

Type of Fee

Amount in Dispute

 Mediation

Expedited Arbitration

 

Administration Fee

Up to $ 2.5 M

$ 500

$ 1,000

Over $ 2.5 M

$ 1,000

$ 2,000

Mediator and/or Arbitrator Fees

 Up to $ 2.5 M

Unless the parties agree otherwise, a rate of $ 300 per hour as agreed by the Center in consultation with the parties and the mediator, capped at a maximum of $ 10,000.

Unless the parties agree otherwise, a rate of $ 300 per hour as agreed by the Center in consultation with the parties and the arbitrator, capped at a maximum of $ 20,000.

 

Over $ 2.5 M

Unless the parties agree otherwise, a rate of $ 300 per hour as agreed by the Center in consultation with the parties and the mediator, capped at a maximum of $ 20,000.

 Unless the parties agree otherwise, a rate of $ 300 per hour as agreed by the Center in consultation with the parties and the arbitrator, capped at a maximum of $ 40,000.

  1. The Center may set-off all or part of the administration fees paid to it in connection with a WIPO mediation or a WIPO expert determination against the administration fees payable to the Center in connection with a WIPO expedited arbitration regarding the same dispute.
  2. Prior to the appointment of the mediator or arbitrator, the Center shall fix their hourly fee rate in accordance with the applicable Schedule of Fees and in consultation with the parties and the mediator or arbitrator, taking into consideration in particular the amounts in dispute.
  3. In exceptional circumstances, based on such factors as the amounts in dispute, the number of parties, the complexity of the dispute and the status and any special qualifications required of the mediator or arbitrator, and subject to the parties’ agreement, the Center may propose to the parties a rate and a maximum cap for the mediator’s or arbitrator’s fees different from those mentioned in the applicable Schedule of Fees.  
  4. A mediator or arbitrator shall be required to maintain a detailed and accurate record of the work done and the time spent on the mediation or arbitration. Following the termination of the mediation or arbitration, a copy of such records shall be provided to the parties and the Center, together with the mediator or arbitrator’s invoice.  
  5. For the purposes of calculating the fees, the amount of claims expressed in currencies other than United States dollars shall be converted to amounts expressed in United States dollars on the basis of the official United Nations exchange rate prevailing on the date of submission of the Request for Mediation or Arbitration.  
  6. For the purpose of calculating the fees, the value of any counterclaim should be added to the amount of the claim.
  7. All bank charges, transfer fees or other amounts that may be levied in connection with a payment made to the Center shall be the responsibility of the party making the payment.

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