WIPO Arbitration Workshop

New York, United States of America, Friday, November 7, 2014


The purpose of the WIPO Arbitration Workshop is to provide intensive basic training of a practical nature for party representatives in arbitration and for arbitrators. The training will focus on the main principles of international commercial arbitration law and practice, with particular reference to the practical application of the 2014 WIPO Arbitration and WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules (as well as the WIPO Expert Determination Rules) in intellectual property and technology disputes.

The format of the Workshop will consist of presentations by the instructors and discussion between participants and instructors. After completion of the Workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the substantive components of international commercial arbitration, as well as the benefits and limitations of arbitration in intellectual property disputes as compared to other dispute resolution options, in particular court litigation. In addition, they will obtain practical information about the role of the WIPO Center in arbitration proceedings, and its arbitration clauses and rules.


The Program of the WIPO Arbitration Workshop will be devoted to the following subjects:

  • Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses, including for FRAND Disputes
  • Recent Developments in International Arbitration
  • Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Selection and Appointment of the Tribunal
  • Preparatory Organization
  • Interim Relief
  • Hearings and Evidence: Managing the Process
  • Awards


The faculty for this Workshop will consist of experienced WIPO arbitrators with extensive international arbitration experience, including exposure to intellectual property, technology issues, and entertainment transactions.

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Trevor Cook
New York
M. Scott Donahey
WIPO Mediator
and Arbitrator
Palo Alto
Rachael Kent
Washington, DC
Christian Loyau
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Peter Michaelson
Michaelson ADR Chambers, LLC
New York
David Perkins
WIPO Mediator
and Arbitrator
Richard Tan
Stanford Law Corporation

Full profiles of the faculty are available at https://www.wipo.int/amc/en/events/workshops/2014/arbmed/arbitration/profiles/

Who Should Attend

The WIPO Arbitration Workshop is designed for lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys, and others wishing to familiarize themselves with the international arbitration process and to receive training as party representatives or arbitrators. Proficiency in English is essential for participation.

Certificate of Participation (including for CLE/CPD)

All participants who complete the program will be awarded a certificate of participation. Those who have applied for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit will receive a special certificate to this effect.

Venue Timetable Language  
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
The program will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. English  

Registration and Fee

Participation Registration Fee Cancellations How to apply
Participation in the Workshop will be limited to 60 persons USD750 (includes materials, coffee and lunches) The registration fee paid to WIPO will be refunded only for cancellations received before October 24, 2014 Through the Registration Form or online

Contact Details

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
34, chemin des Colombettes
P.O. Box 18
1211 Geneva 20

T +41 22 338 8247 or 0800 888 549
F +41 22 740 8337 or 0800 888 550
E arbiter.meetings@wipo.int
W www.wipo.int/amc/

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