WIPOD  Arbitration and Mediation Matters

Insights on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options for innovation and intellectual property disputes through a series of conversations with international practitioners, mediators and arbitrators.

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Episode 4 – WIPO ADR for Fashion and Luxury Disputes

October 25, 2022 - Disputes in the fashion and luxury industries relate to a wide variety of contracts, including retail, licensing, distribution, franchising, advertising and exploitation of image rights, among others. Ida Palombella, Partner at Deloitte Legal in Milan, and Chiara Accornero from the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva discuss the advantages that alternative dispute resolution offers to resolve these disputes. Read transcript.

Reference: WIPO Arbitration and Mediation For Fashion

Episode 3 – A WIPO Mediation Case Study in the Life Sciences Sector

March 31, 2022 - Mediation is an attractive option for parties that place a premium on the preservation or enhancement of their relationship, seek to maintain control over the dispute settlement process, value confidentiality, or want to reach a speedy settlement without damage to their reputations. In this episode, Selin Ozturk and Margarita Kato from the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center discuss key elements and procedural steps of a WIPO Mediation. In order to illustrate how mediation works in practice, they refer to a WIPO mediation case involving companies in the life sciences sector. Read transcript.

Reference: WIPO ADR for Life Sciences

Episode 2 – ADR for Copyright and Content Disputes in the Digital Environment

February 28, 2022 - The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea (MCST) conducted an extensive survey on the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms to resolve digital copyright and content disputes. Dev Gangjee, Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Oxford, Leandro Toscano and Oscar Suarez, from the WIPO Center discuss the results of the survey and the insights it provided when analyzing the use of ADR to resolve such disputes. Read transcript.

WIPO ADR for Digital Copyright and Content Disputes
Copyright and Content-Related Disputes – A report on the results of the WIPO-MCST Survey

Episode 1 – How to Resolve IT and Software Disputes with Arbitration and Mediation

December 6, 2021 - Innovative businesses in the IT and software industry often face disputes that can disrupt their commercial relationships or activities. Lam Chung Nian, Head of Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Group of Wong Partnership LLP, and Chiara Accornero from the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center discuss the advantages of using mediation and arbitration to resolve these disputes quickly and cost-effectively. Read transcript.

WIPO ADR for ICT Disputes
WIPO Guide on ADR for Mobile Applications Disputes



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