Referral to WIPO dispute resolution procedures is consensual. To facilitate party agreement, the WIPO Center provides recommended contract clauses (for the submission of future disputes under a particular contract) and submission agreements (for existing disputes, including those referred by courts).
Recommended WIPO Contract Clauses and Submission Agreements:
- Expedited Arbitration
- Expert Determination
- Mediation followed, in the absence of a settlement, by [expedited] arbitration
- Mediation followed, in the absence of a settlement, by expert determination
- Mediation followed, in the absence of a settlement, by court litigation
- Expert determination, binding unless followed by [expedited] arbitration
To assist parties in the drafting of clauses and submission agreements, the WIPO Center makes available the WIPO Clause Generator.
If you need further assistance when drafting your clause, you can contact us by email at email@example.com (and send us your draft clause) or by phone at +41 22 338 8247.