Workshop on IP Dispute Resolution - Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration in the United States of America, China and Germany

Organized by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Supported by Taylor Wessing and the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)

Düsseldorf, Germany, Thursday, October 11, 2012


In a globalized world, international business transactions are increasing in number, size and complexity. Such complex transactions require during their lifetime, careful management to take account of changes and disputes which may arise. If the parties to the transactions are domiciled in different jurisdictions, or if intellectual property (IP) is protected in several countries, resolving cross-border disputes through litigation in national courts may involve additional risks. For example, there may be concerns as to the choice of the appropriate forum, conflicting results in parallel court proceedings in different countries, the neutrality of the court, unfamiliar procedural practices and a lack of enforceability of court judgments outside the jurisdiction where they were obtained. Dispute resolution strategies may include out-of-court dispute resolution mechanisms, for example mediation, arbitration or expert determination administered by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

This workshop will focus on the three main regions for the exploitation and enforcement of IP rights: United States of America, China and Germany. Renowned industry speakers from high-tech, automotive and pharmaceutical companies will present their extensive experience at the frontline of IP dispute resolution, in particular related to costs, duration and enforceability.

The workshop is organized by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and supported by the law firm Taylor Wessing, and the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP).

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center


The Program will consist of sessions devoted to the following subjects:

  • IP Litigation in USA, China and Germany – Costs, Duration and Enforceability
  • International Mediation and Arbitration of IP Disputes – Costs, Duration and Enforceability
  • WIPO Mediation and Arbitration
  • Panel Discussion – Mediation and Arbitration Experience in Different Industry Sectors

Full Program

Provisional Agenda

Who Should Attend

The workshop is tailored to lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys and representatives from large industry, small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups, research institutes, universities and public organizations involved in domestic and international business transactions.

Program Information

Venue Timetable Language
Industrieclub Düsseldorf
Elberfelder Straße 6
40213 Düsseldorf
Thursday, October 11, 2012 German

Registration and Fee

Participation Registration Fee Cancellations How to apply
Participation in the Workshop will be limited to 110 persons 80 Euros
70 Euros (special rate for Members of VPP)
If registered participants are unable to attend the workshop for any reason they may substitute someone else from the same organization by arrangement with Taylor Wessing. Please register through the registration form


Contact Details

Taylor Wessing contact person:
Ms. Nina Bender
F +49 (21183870