The purpose of the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop is to provide intensive basic training of a practical nature for party representatives in mediation and arbitration and for neutrals. The training will focus on the conduct of mediation and arbitration procedures, with particular reference to the practical case application of the WIPO Arbitration and WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules (as well as the WIPO Expert Determination Rules) in international intellectual property and technology disputes.
The format of the workshop will consist of presentations by the instructors, in English and Chinese, with Q&A opportunities. After completion of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the substantive components of international commercial mediation and arbitration, as well as the benefits and limitations of ADR in intellectual property disputes as compared to other dispute resolutions options, in particular court litigation. In addition, they will obtain practical information about the role of the WIPO Center in ADR proceedings, the WIPO Rules and model Clauses.
The workshop will be conducted by experienced mediators and arbitrators with extensive international experience, including exposure to intellectual property, technology issues, and entertainment transactions. WilmerHale Partner Rachael Kent will speak at this event.