Online WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop

2 Dec  -  4 Dec, 2020

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Online WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop

December 2-4, 2020, from 12:00 to 14:00 EST

Supported by
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)

The Workshop aims to promote the understanding of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options for the resolution of intellectual property (IP) and technology disputes. The Workshop is designed for mediators, arbitration and IP lawyers, in-house counsel, patent and trademark attorneys, and business professionals wishing to familiarize themselves with international mediation and arbitration procedures and to receive training as neutrals or party representatives.

The Workshops Program will cover mediation and arbitration procedures, an industry view on dispute resolution, keys to the effective drafting of dispute resolution clauses, and a look at the move to online meetings and hearings.  The presentation faculty will be led by WIPO mediators and arbitrators, in-house counsel, and WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center professionals, all experienced in the conduct of international ADR procedures. Ample Q&A opportunities will enable attendees to interact with the program faculty.

After the Workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the substantive components of international mediation and arbitration, as well as their benefits and limitations for IP and technology disputes as compared to other dispute resolution options, in particular court litigation. In addition, participants will obtain practical information on the role of the WIPO Center, the WIPO Rules and practical guidance for drafting ADR clauses effectively. In light of the unique circumstances brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Workshop will also address online dispute resolution, covering topics such as managing remote hearings, special considerations when using online ADR, and the online case administration tools made available to parties by the WIPO Center.

Participants who will attend all three sessions will receive a certificate of attendance.

Registration is now open. For any queries related to registration, please send a message to

We look forward to meeting you online in December.