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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 7 – Resolving Copyright and Content-Related Disputes in the Digital Age

September 8, 2023 - Step into the dynamic world of copyright and content-related disputes in the digital age as we explore how alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms, play a pivotal role in resolving these IP disputes. In this latest episode, discover the importance of digital copyright, the hurdles creators encounter, and the impact of ADR in preserving business relationships, navigating technical intricacies, and streamlining dispute resolution. Read transcript.

WIPO ADR for Copyright and Content Disputes
WIPO ADR Stories: How WIPO’s Online Tools Help the Resolution of Copyright Disputes in Mexico

Episode 6 – Empowering SMEs, Creators, and Entrepreneurs in Resolving IP and Tech Disputes Strategically through WIPO Mediation

July 6, 2023 - In this insightful episode, we explore the strategic benefits of utilizing mediation as a powerful tool for preventing and resolving intellectual property (IP) and technology-related disputes. Through real-world examples from WIPO mediations, discover how parties have effectively transformed conflicts into valuable business opportunities by leveraging mediation to negotiate contracts and foster collaborations. Delve into the advantages of mediation, why it is particularly suitable for IP and tech disputes, and why it serves as an excellent option for SMEs, creators, and entrepreneurs. Gain a clear understanding of how mediation works and get a glimpse of what the future holds for IP mediation. Read transcript.

WIPO Mediation and Arbitration for SMEs
WIPO ADR Stories: How SMEs benefit from Mediation to resolve their IP Disputes

Episode 5 – WIPO ADR for SEP and Patent Licensing Disputes

May 1, 2023 - In recent years, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (the “WIPO Center”) has administered some 70 WIPO mediation cases relating to FRAND licensing negotiations. Under the WIPO Mediation Rules, mediators facilitate licensing negotiations to help parties agree on FRAND licensing terms. Evelyn Chen, director at Ericsson's IP Rights and Licensing group, and Margarita Kato from the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva discuss the advantages that alternative dispute resolution offers to resolve SEP disputes. Read transcript.

Reference: WIPO ADR for FRAND Disputes

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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