WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop
Munich, Germany, November 9, 2017

In collaboration with

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum

Supported by

Licensing Executives Society (LES) Germany


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 further promote ADR awareness among intellectual property and technology stakeholders, the WIPO Center is organizing, jointly with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and the Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum, a one day WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop in Munich, Germany, on November 9, 2017.


The purpose of the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop 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 Mediation, Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Rules in international intellectual property and technology disputes.

The format of the Workshop will consist of presentations by the instructors, in English, 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 WIPO model clauses.


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

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Domitille Baizeau
Vandita Chandrani
Procter & Gamble
Trevor Cook
New York
Joachim Feldges
Allen & Overy LLP
Ingo Gehring
Siemens AG
Michael Gross
Bird & Bird LLP
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Philip Groz
Schellenberg Wittmer
Rachael Kent
Washington, DC
Jon Lang
The International Dispute Resolution Centre
United Kingdom
Russel Levine
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Clement Ngai
Baker & McKenzie
Tilman Niedermaier
CMS Hasche Sigle
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David Perkins
WIPO Mediator and Arbitrator
United Kingdom
Sabine Rojahn
Taylor Wessig
Garrett Wong
Bird & Bird LLP
United Kingdom

Who Should Attend

The Workshop is designed for in-house and external counsel, 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.


The Workshop will include the following subjects:

  • Overview: WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, including the WIPO Rules
  • Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution – Recent Developments
  • Intellectual Property Mediation: The Conduct of a Mediation and the Role of the Different Actors
  • Concluding the Mediations
  • Intellectual Property Arbitrations
  • The Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings
  • Interim and Emergency Reliefs
  • Awards
  • Industry Panel: The Use of ADR for IP and Technology Disputes
  • Drafting Effective Mediation and Arbitration Clauses and Submission Agreements for IP Disputes

The full Program and other materials will be provided to confirmed registrants ahead of the Workshop.

Practical Workshop Information

Venue Timetable Language
Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb Marstallplatz 1 80539 Munich, Germany The program will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. English
Participation Registration fee How to register
Participation in the Workshop will be limited to 80 persons. Participation is subject to space availability and confirmation. EUR 300
Note: If WIPO FRAND Workshop also attended, fee of EUR 500 for both events
Please complete registration form and send it by email to delia.zirilli@ip.mpg.de

Contact Details

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (MPI)
34, chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva, Switzerland
T +41 22 338 8247
E arbiter.meetings@wipo.int
W www.wipo.int/amc/
Ms. Delia Zirilli
Marstallplatz 1
80539 Munich, Germany
E delia.zirilli@ip.mpg.de
W www.ip.mpg.de

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