To facilitate the resolution of intellectual property disputes, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center:
To assist in the provision of time and cost efficient proceedings, the Center makes available at the parties' option the WIPO eADR. WIPO eADR, which is accessible through the Center’s web site, allows for secure filing, storing and retrieval of case-related submissions in an electronic docket, by parties, neutral(s) and the Center, from anywhere in the world. WIPO eADR also facilitates case management for all actors in a WIPO proceeding by providing, in addition to the online docket, a case overview, time tracking and finance information.
While WIPO eADR is available only to parties to a WIPO procedure, the Center, under certain circumstances, makes available this facility in non-WIPO procedures. For example, the Center provides a customized version of WIPO eADR for use by the America’s Cup Arbitration Panel of the 36th edition of the America’s Cup international yachting competition, which will culminate in the final regattas in Auckland, New Zealand in March 2021. In a letter to the WIPO Center, the ACAP members and secretary note their positive experience managing ACAP cases to date using WIPO eADR.
In addition to its role in administering disputes under WIPO procedures, the Center provides the following services: