Current Trends in WIPO Mediation and Arbitration for Intellectual Property and Technology Disputes

8 Jul 2020, 13:00 CEST  -  14:00 CEST


WIPO-AIPPI Joint Webinar:

Current Trends in WIPO Mediation and Arbitration for Intellectual Property and Technology Disputes

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (CEST)

Despite the complex global situation, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center continues to receive and administer intellectual property (IP) and technology disputes under the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Rules.


In this webinar, the speakers will discuss current trends in the use of mediation and arbitration to resolve IP disputes, including the WIPO Center’s recent experience regarding the use of technology for meetings and hearings and online case management tools such as WIPO eADR, the referral to mediation or arbitration of IP cases pending before national courts, and the impact that the Covid-19 crisis may have in terms of contractual issues (e.g., delays in reaching milestones, minimum royalties, etc.) on which the parties might find beneficial to use WIPO mediation or expedited arbitration rather than to litigate.


We look forward to your participation in this webinar.

Ignacio de Castro

Director, IP Disputes and External Relations Division, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Ignacio de Castro is the Director of the IP Disputes and External Relations Division at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva. Ignacio is a Spanish lawyer and an English solicitor. Ignacio holds an LL.M. degree from King's College London.  Ignacio supervises the administration of a growing number of cases submitted to the WIPO Center under the WIPO Mediation, Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Rules.

Aurélia Marie

Partner, Beau de Loménie / AIPPI Member

Aurélia Marie is a partner at Beau de Loménie. She leads the firm’s trademarks, domain names, designs department. She specializes in signs (trademarks, company names, trade names, domain names, etc.), designs and related matters. She is a qualified European and French trademark and design attorney with a post-graduate degree in the law and practice of international contracts (Paris X University) and IP law (Paris II University). 

Jean-Christophe Troussel

Head of IP Practice, Bird & Bird / AIPPI Member

Jean-Christophe Troussel is an intellectual property partner and the head of the IP practice of Bird & Bird in Brussels, where he offers over 25 years' hands-on experience in all sorts of contentious and transactional matters in IP and technology, with in-depth expertise in sectors including food & beverage, life sciences and consumer goods.

Arno Hold

Executive Director, AIPPI

Arno Hold is the Executive Director of AIPPI. Prior to that, he held positions at University of St. Gallen, the London School of Economics (LSE), the World Trade Institute (WTI) and served as Coordinator of International Cooperation at the Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI).

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