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How to Pay WIPO Mediation, Arbitration, Expedited Arbitration and Expert Determination Fees

For each procedure, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center makes available a schedule of fees and costs for reference.

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center also offers a fee calculator for current and prospective parties to estimate fees and costs for mediation, arbitration, expedited arbitration or expert determination cases filed with WIPO.

Note: Final amounts payable will be determined in consultation with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Payment methods

Payments to the WIPO Center for these Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services shall be made by bank transfer, or by deduction from a WIPO current account.

Learn more about the WIPO Current Account, including how to open one.

Option 1: Bank transfer

Bank transfers can be submitted in US dollars (USD), euro (EUR), Swiss francs (CHF) or British pounds (GBP). Please note that you are solely responsible for any charges, fees or other amounts levied by your bank.

Payments must include the following information. Failure to provide the information listed below will delay the processing of your request:

  • purpose of payment (including case reference, if available); and
  • name of parties

WIPO Bank transfer details:

Please take into consideration that a bank transfer can take a minimum of three or more open days to reach our bank account depending on the originating country.
  • Beneficiary: WIPO / OMPI, Credit Suisse, CH-1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland
  • WIPO Account details (IBAN):
    • Payments in USD: IBAN CH6804835063039782000
    • Payments in EUR: IBAN CH3304835048708082003
    • Payments in CHF: IBAN CH5104835048708081000
    • Payments in GBP: IBAN CH6504835048708082000
Note: WIPO recommends that bank transfers are made well in advance of any application deadline.WIPO will send a receipt to the Payer within 10 days of the date your bank or postal transfer is received. If you do not receive a WIPO receipt within 10 days of submitting your payment, please contact us.

Option 2: Payment from a WIPO Current Account

To request payment of your fees from a WIPO Current account, please send an email to arbiter.mail@wipo.int, indicating the current account number, account holder’s name, and payment details (e.g. purpose of payment (including case reference, if available) and names of parties).

Note: WIPO does not accept payment by cash or check. Any checks received will be returned to the sender.