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).

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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.

About WIPO

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

Contact Information

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

T +4122 338 8247
F +4122 740 370

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (Singapore)
Maxwell Chambers Suites
28 Maxwell Road #02-14
Singapore 069120

T +65 6225 2129
F +65 6225 3568

For additional information arbiter.mail@wipo.int