The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center provides a forum for young professionals interested in intellectual property (IP) and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Becoming a Member of WIPO ADR Young
WIPO ADR Young offers a networking and training forum for young professionals in the IP and dispute resolution communities. WIPO ADR Young is also open to collaborating with other IP and ADR young practitioner associations.
Membership is free of charge and it is open to professionals under 40 years old with a background on IP and ADR.
WIPO is the global forum for IP services, policy, information and cooperation. WIPO's mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. Among its activities, WIPO provides innovators and creators with efficient protection internationally.
Through the Arbitration and Mediation Center, WIPO also provides ADR services to parties involved in domestic and international commercial IP and innovation disputes. To assist in the time and cost-efficient administration of procedures under the WIPO Mediation, Arbitration, Expedited Arbitration or Expert Determination Rules, the WIPO Center makes available online tools, including WIPO eADR and videoconferencing facilities. The WIPO Center is also the global leader in the provision of domain name dispute resolution services.
WIPO ADR News and Training Resources
The WIPO Center regularly organizes events related to ADR for IP and innovation disputes, and also provides frequent updates through its WIPO ADR Highlights Newsletter and LinkedIn page.
|Date||Event||Location||Type of event||Language||In collaboration with|
|October 28, 2022||ASA below 40 Fall Seminar on Art and Arbitration||Switzerland||English||Swiss Arbitration Association||In-person|
|September 28, 2022||WIPO / IPTMT AIJA talks - Drafting arbitration clauses do’s and don’ts for IP agreements||Belgium||Virtual||English||International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)|
|July 27, 2022||WIPO ADR for Young IP and Dispute Resolution Professionals||Nigeria||Virtual||English||Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC)|
|June 21, 2022||WIPO Summer School – IP and Youth||Mexico||Hybrid||Spanish||Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI Mexico)|
|June 7, 2022||Introducción para jóvenes profesionales a la mediación y al arbitraje OMPI para controversias de PI e innovación||Argentina/Switzerland||Virtual||Spanish||Latin American School of Intellectual Property (ELAPI)|
|April 28, 2022||WIPO ADR Young in Asia||Singapore||Virtual||English||Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)|
|April 26, 2022||La propiedad intelectual y la juventud. Innovar para un futuro mejor||Argentina||Virtual||Spanish||Universidad Tecnológica Nacional|
|April 26, 2022||WIPO ADR for young IP and dispute resolution professionals||Switzerland||Virtual||English||WIPO|
|April 26, 2022||La propiedad intelectual y la juventud. Innovar para un futuro major||Switzerland||Virtual||Spanish||WIPO|
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