WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop

Paris, France, November 7, 2019

In collaboration with
Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB)

Supported by
Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA)
Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI)
European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
Licensing Executives Society (LES) France


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 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 Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB), a one day WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop in Paris, France, on November 7, 2019.


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 and French, 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.

J. Ahrens

Jan Ahrens

D. Baizeau

Domitille Baizeau

L. Buchman

Louis Buchman

P. Groz

Philipp Groz

M. Hauser

Martin Hauser

C. Kang

Christine Kang

C. Loyau

Christian Loyau

P. Moody

Peter Moody

A. Neri

Alexandra Neri

K. Paisley

Kathleen Paisley

P. Pinsolle

Philippe Pinsolle

P. Veron

Pierre Veron

Who Should Attend

The Workshop is designed for arbitration and IP lawyers, in-house counsels, 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 and Technology Dispute Resolution – Recent Developments
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Mediation: The Conduct of a Mediation and the Role of the Different Actors
  • Concluding the Mediation
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Arbitrations
  • The Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings
  • Interim and Emergency Relief
  • Awards
  • Industry Panel: The Use of ADR for IP and Technology Disputes
  • Drafting Effective Mediation and Arbitration Clauses and Submission Agreements for IP and Technology Disputes

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

Program Information

Venue Timetable Language

Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB)
180 Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris

Thursday, November 7, 2019

From 9:00 to 17:45

English and French
Participation Registration Fee How to apply

Participation in the Workshop will be limited to 100 people


For any queries related to registration, please write to arbiter.meetings@wipo.int

Contact Details

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
34, chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva, Switzerland
T +41 (0)22 338 8247
F +41 (0)22 740 3700
E arbiter.mail@wipo.int
W https://www.wipo.int/amc/en