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Mediators and Arbitrators

The disputes in the media and film sectors demand special legal expertise as well as industry and market know how. The WIPO Center makes available a special international list of mediators and arbitrators for appointment under these rules. The list consists of highly qualified and recognized entertainment law mediators and arbitrators from various jurisdictions.

In addition, and thanks to the WIPO Center’s worldwide intellectual property network, the WIPO Center disposes of a database of over 1,500 independent WIPO arbitrators, mediators and experts from more than 70 different countries covering all aspects of Intellectual Property and Commercial Law.

Unless the parties have agreed on the person of the mediator or the sole arbitrator or on another appointment procedure, the Center will normally provide the parties with a list containing the names of specialized mediators and arbitrators in the film and media sectors with relevant expertise for the particular dispute, so that the Center can make the appointment taking into account the preferences indicated by the parties.

Disputes under the WIPO Expedited Arbitration for Film and Media are decided by a sole arbitrator. If the parties prefer to have their case decided by 3 arbitrators, they can use the WIPO Arbitration Rules.