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WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshops

Beijing, China, Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Shanghai, China, Thursday, October 20, 2016

For many companies, intellectual property has become an essential business asset as well as a means of creating value. It is being exploited on an increasingly international level in various forms of collaborative arrangements, such as licenses and technology transfer agreements and R&D agreements. As a consequence, parties increasingly look for dispute resolution mechanisms that match their business requirements: private procedures which provide efficient, flexible and less costly means of settling international disputes without disrupting commercial relationships.

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO Center) offers Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures, in particular arbitration, mediation and expert determination, for the resolution of international commercial disputes between private parties.

To promote understanding of IP ADR and the use of WIPO ADR clauses and services in China and the region, the WIPO Center, with the support of the WIPO Office in China, will organize two one-day WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshops, on October 18 in Beijing and October 20 in Shanghai.


The purpose of the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshops is to provide intensive basic training of a practical nature for party representatives in mediation and arbitration and for neutrals. The training will focus on the conduct of mediation and arbitration procedures, with particular reference to the practical case application of the WIPO Arbitration and WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules (as well as the WIPO Expert Determination Rules) in international intellectual property and technology disputes.

The format of the Workshops will consist of presentations by the instructors, in English and Chinese, with Q&A opportunities. After completion of the Workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the substantive components of international commercial mediation and arbitration, as well as the benefits and limitations of ADR in intellectual property disputes as compared to other dispute resolutions options, in particular court litigation. In addition, they will obtain practical information about the role of the WIPO Center in ADR proceedings, the WIPO Rules and model Clauses.


The Workshops will be conducted by experienced mediators and arbitrators with extensive international experience, including exposure to intellectual property, technology issues, and entertainment transactions.

Vandita Chandrani
Senior Counsel - Innovation, Asia Legal
Procter & Gamble
Rachael Kent
Washington, DC
Clement Ngai
Baker & McKenzie
Joyce Tan
Joyce A. Tan & Partners
Richard Tan
Independent Chartered Arbitrator
Consultant, Morgan Lewis Stamford
Guanbin Xie
Lifang & Partners
Minjian You
Co-effort Law Firm

Full profiles of the faculty are available at www.wipo.int/amc/en/events/workshops/2016/arbmed/profiles/index.html

Who Should Attend

The Workshop is designed for lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys, and business professionals wishing to familiarize themselves with international mediation and arbitration processes and to receive training as neutrals or party representatives.


Both Workshops propose the same program, which will be devoted to the following subjects:

  • The Conduct of a Mediation and the Role of the Different Actors
    • Mediation Stages
    • Selection and Appointment of the Mediator
  • Concluding the Mediation
    • Settlement
    • Enforceability
  • Intellectual Property Arbitration
    • Legal Framework
    • Special Features of IP Disputes, especially Patent Disputes
    • Benefits and Limitations of Arbitration in IP Disputes as Compared to Court Litigation
  • The Conduct of the Arbitration Proceedings
  • Interim and Emergency Relief
  • Awards
  • Drafting Effective Mediation and Arbitration Clauses and Submission Agreements for IP Disputes

The full Program and other materials will be provided to confirnmed registrants ahead of the Workshops.

Practical Workshop Information

Beijing Venue (October 18, 2016)Shanghai Venue (October 20, 2016)
Beijing Gehua New Century Hotel (北京歌华开元大酒店)
19 Gulouwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing 19, China
Reservations:Tel +86-20-86009099
Jin Jiang Tower
161 Chang Le Road, Shanghai 200020, China
Reservations: Tel +86-139 1695 6938
Hotel registration form

Registration and Fee

TimetableLanguageRegistrationHow to register
Both programs will run from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Simultaneous interpretation services in Chinese and English. Participation in the Workshop will be limited to 80 persons. There is no registration fee; participation is subject to space availability and confirmation. Please complete the registration form and send it to the following email addresses:

北京 Beijing: guojichu@bjipo.gov.cn

上海 Shanghai: sipa_gjc@aliyun.com

Contact Details

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)WIPO Office in China
34, chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva, Switzerland
T +41 22 338 8247
E arbiter.meetings@wipo.int
W www.wipo.int/amc/
No.2 Dongkoudai Hutong
Xicheng District
Beijing 100009, China
T +86 10 83 22 0833
E china.office@wipo.int
W www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/offices/china/