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.
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 a one-day Mediation and Arbitration Workshop in Shenzhen on October 16, 2018.
The purpose of the Workshop is to promote the understanding of participants of ADR options for the resolution of intellectual property disputes. 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 in particular patent disputes.
The format of the Workshop 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 WIPO model clauses.
The Workshop will be conducted by experienced mediators and arbitrators with extensive international experience, including exposure to intellectual property, technology issues, and entertainment transactions.
Boehmert & Boehmert
Baker & McKenzie
Joyce A. Tan & Partners
Shenzhen Court of
Co-effort Law Firm
Full profiles of the faculty are available at www.wipo.int/amc/en/events/workshops/2018/arbmed/shenzhen/profile/index.html
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.
The Workshop will be devoted to the following subjects:
The full Program and other materials will be provided to confirmed registrants ahead of the Workshop.
|Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration
41/F, West Square of Shenzhen Stock Exchange
2012 Shennan Blvd., Futian District, Shenzhen
|The program will run from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm||Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English|
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|Participation in the Workshop will be limited to 150 persons. There is no registration fee; participation is subject to space availability and confirmation.||Hongliu Yang
Shenzhen Intellectual Property Office
|Arbitration and Mediation Center
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
|WIPO Office in China|
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