WIPO-KOCCA Collaboration to resolve International Content Disputes

The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO Center) collaborate to promote the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve content related disputes.

ADR procedures, such as mediation and arbitration, constitute alternatives to court litigation. ADR is appropriate for most intellectual property (IP) related commercial disputes, and especially between parties from different jurisdictions. ADR can enhance the parties control over the dispute resolution process and, if well managed, it can save time and money. The WIPO Center offers ADR options to enable parties to efficiently settle their domestic or cross-border disputes.

WIPO ADR procedures are organized to stimulate positive opportunities for party settlement. Almost 70% of the mediation procedures administered by the WIPO Center have settled. Even in arbitration, 40% of WIPO cases settle before any formal decision is issued.

How to Submit a Dispute to WIPO Mediation?

Are you involved in a dispute?

  • A party that wishes to propose submitting a dispute to WIPO Mediation may submit a request to the WIPO Center by email to arbiter.mail@wipo.int, and to the other party.
  • The parties are free to determine where they want WIPO Mediation proceedings to take place.
  • The WIPO Center can assist parties to identify suitable mediator candidates that satisfy the parties’ requirements (including from the Republic of Korea).

How much does WIPO Mediation cost?

Reduced administration and mediator’s fees apply to the cases referred to WIPO Mediation by KOCCA.

WIPO's Fee Mediator's Fees

50 USD*

100 USD per party (includes 2 sessions of mediation with a maximum of 2 hours per session).
Additional hours: 100 USD per hour per party, up to a maximum of 1,000 USD in total.

*To be paid after all parties agree to refer the dispute to WIPO Mediation. The filing of a Request for Mediation in accordance with Article 4 of the WIPO Mediation Rules is not subject to administration fees. If the parties agree to continue with the mediation process, the administration fee required by the WIPO Center's Schedule of Fees and Costs will be applicable.

  1. Payments to the WIPO Center shall be made by any of the following means only:
    Bank transfer: Payments in USD – WIPO Account IBAN CH6804835063039782000, Credit Suisse, CH-1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland, SWIFT Code CRESCHZZ80A.
    Credit card (for more information please contact arbiter.mail@wipo.int).
  2. Payments by check or in cash will not be accepted.
  3. All bank charges, transfer fees or other amounts that may be levied in connection with a payment made to the Center shall be the responsibility of the party making the payment.

Are you negotiating a contract and would like to include a dispute resolution clause?

The WIPO Center provides model mediation and arbitration clauses which are suitable for contracts involving IP rights.

If you have any procedural questions, you can contact us by email at arbiter.mail@wipo.int.

Contact

Arbitration and Mediation Center
Geneva
Content Dispute Resolution Committee
KOCCA
34, chemin des Colombettes
P.O. Box 18
1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland

T +4122 338 8247 or 0800 888 549
F +4122 740 3700 or 0800 888 550
W www.wipo.int/amc/
CDRC Office, KOCCA Building
525 Nonyun-ro 256
Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Republic of Korea

T + 82 1588-2594
E kcdrc@kocca.kr
W www.kcdrc.kr