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Update on WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Intellectual Property and Copyright Offices (IPOs) and Courts

Side Event WIPO Assemblies

organized by

Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 3:00 to 3:45 pm CET

This side event will highlight recent developments in the collaborations between the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and IPOs and Courts.  Topics include the use of WIPO online tools to facilitate mediation and conciliation meetings, case co-administration, Model R&D Agreements including WIPO ADR clauses and other innovative practices developed by IPOs and Courts to facilitate access to ADR, especially for SMEs.  These developments are reflected in the new version of the WIPO Guide on ADR for IPOs and Courts that will be presented during the side event.

Opening and Moderation - Ignacio de Castro, Director, IP Disputes and External Relations Division, WIPO Center

Brief Introduction on Different Types of Collaborations - Heike Wollgast, Head, IP Disputes Section, WIPO Center

- Zhang Bin, Vice-President, Shanghai High People’s Court China: Court referral to WIPO Mediation
- Claudia Patricia Pérez, Director of Arbitration, National Institute of Copyright of Mexico (INDAUTOR): Co-administration of online conciliation meetings to resolve copyright disputes
- Benali Harmouch, Head, Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department, Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC): Co-administration of mediation proceedings to resolve industrial property and technology disputes
- Rena Lee, Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS): Resolving trademark opposition proceedings through WIPO Mediation
- José A. Gil Celedonio, Director, Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM): Model R&D Agreements including WIPO ADR clauses

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For any related inquiries, please contact arbiter.mail@wipo.int

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