WIPO-CAM Collaboration: Mediation for International Disputes in Italy

In light of the global economic difficulties brought by COVID-19, the WIPO Center and CAM will waive their administration fees for the first ten cases filed under WIPO-CAM Mediation from April 1, 2021 and until July 31, 2021.

A collaboration between the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO Center) has been established in July 2020 for the promotion of mediation for international disputes in the areas of intellectual property (IP) and technology. Under the collaboration, the WIPO Center and CAM jointly administer mediation cases in these areas involving at least a non-Italian party under the WIPO Mediation Rules.

WIPO-CAM Panel of Mediators

The WIPO Center and CAM have developed an indicative WIPO-CAM Panel of Mediators, skilled in all areas of IP and technology. The parties may agree on the appointment of the mediator, or they may request assistance from the WIPO Center and CAM to identify other suitable mediator candidates (Italian or of other nationalities) that satisfy the parties’ requirements.

How to Submit a Dispute to WIPO-CAM Mediation?

Referral to WIPO-CAM Mediation is consensual. To facilitate parties’ agreement, the WIPO Center and CAM provide recommended contract clauses and submission agreements for existing disputes (including those pending before the courts).

Parties are free to adapt the WIPO-CAM model clauses and submission agreements in line with their needs in the dispute that is to be submitted to WIPO-CAM Mediation. The WIPO Center and CAM are available to assist parties in such exercise to offer guidance on procedural options that may foster time and cost-efficiency.

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
34, chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland

T + 4122 338 8247
E arbiter.mail@wipo.int

Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM)
Via Meravigli, 9/b
20123 Milan
Italy

T + 3920 515 4522
E milanmmediation@mi.camcom.it