The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Singapore Office

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Singapore Office was established in May 2010.

The Center’s Singapore Office offers procedural dispute resolution guidance in choosing or adjusting dispute resolution clauses and administering procedures under the WIPO Rules. In addition, the Center’s Singapore Office organizes training sessions on ADR of intellectual property and technology related disputes, and facilitates communications and hearings in cases involving parties from the region under the WIPO Rules.

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Cooperation

The Center’s Singapore Office works with partners based in Singapore and the region to raise awareness of the advantages of ADR methods to prevent and resolve intellectual property and technology disputes.

Partners based in Singapore include:

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

The WIPO Center administers mediation proceedings concerning intellectual property disputes in Singapore.

The WIPO Center has developed a mediation option for trademark, patent, industrial design and geographical indications proceedings and an expert determination option for patent proceedings pending before IPOS and administers such proceedings.

The WIPO Center collaborates with IPOS and the Copyright Tribunal in the promotion of the use of ADR options for copyright disputes in Singapore.

Ministry of Law of Singapore

The WIPO Center collaborates with the Ministry of Law in the promotion of the use of ADR options for intellectual property disputes in Singapore.

The Ministry of Law has designated the WIPO Center as mediation service provider in Singapore.

Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)

The WIPO Center collaborates with IMDA in the promotion of the use of ADR options for disputes in the area of Film and Media and Entertainment.

The WIPO Center has developed in cooperation with IMDA the WIPO Mediation and Expedited Arbitration Rules for Film and Media, which have been specifically tailored to resolve disputes in the film and media sectors, as well as the special model contract clauses and submission agreements.

SGTech (Formerly Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF)) (SGTech) The WIPO Center collaborates with SGTech in the promotion of the use of ADR options for disputes in the area of Information and Communication Technology.
Franchising and Licensing Association of Singapore (FLA) The WIPO Center collaborates with FLA in the promotion of the use of ADR options for disputes in the area of Franchising.
Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) The WIPO Center collaborates with SFA in the promotion of the use of ADR options for disputes in the area of FinTech.
Textile and Fashion Federation of Singapore (TaFF) The WIPO Center collaborates with TaFF in the promotion of the use of ADR options for disputes in the area of Fashion.

Contact

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Singapore WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Geneva
Maxwell Chambers Suites
28 Maxwell Road #02-14
Singapore 069120
T +65 6225 2129
F +65 6225 3568
Chemin des Colombettes 34
1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland
T +4122 338 8247 or 0800 888 549
F +4122 740 3700 or 0800 888 550

General queries: arbiter.mail@wipo.int