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WIPO Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Compared

Procedural Stage WIPO Arbitration WIPO Expedited Arbitration

Request for Arbitration

May be accompanied by Statement of Claim

Must be accompanied by Statement of Claim

Answer to the Request

Within 30 days from receipt of Request for Arbitration

Within 20 days from receipt of Request for Arbitration

Must be accompanied by Statement of Defense

Arbitral Tribunal

One or three arbitrators

One arbitrator

Statement of Claim

Within 30 days following notification of establishment of Tribunal

Provided with Request for Arbitration

Statement of Defense (including Counterclaim)

Within 30 days after notification of establishment of Tribunal or of Statement of Claim (whichever is later)

Provided with Answer to the Request for Arbitration

Reply to Counterclaim (if any)

Within 30 days after receipt of Statement of Defense

Within 20 days after receipt of Statement of Defense


Date, time and place to be set by Tribunal

Within 30 days after receipt of Answer to the Request for Arbitration

Closure of Proceedings

Within 9 months of Statement of Defense or establishment of Tribunal (whichever is later)

Within 3 months of Statement of Defense or establishment of Tribunal (whichever is later)

Final Award

Within 3 months of closure of proceedings

Within 1 month of closure of proceedings


Fixed by the Center in consultation with parties and Tribunal

Fixed if amount in dispute is up to US$ 10 million