Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
5Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Guide to WIPO Arbitration

Guide to WIPO Arbitration

Ratings:

5.0

(1)
|Views: 151|Likes:
This booklet provides basic information on WIPO arbitration. It sets out the main benefits and limitations of arbitration in IP disputes, provides a practical explanation of the various stages and elements of a WIPO arbitration procedure, and describes how the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center can assist parties and arbitrators in the time and cost efficient management of their case.
This booklet provides basic information on WIPO arbitration. It sets out the main benefits and limitations of arbitration in IP disputes, provides a practical explanation of the various stages and elements of a WIPO arbitration procedure, and describes how the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center can assist parties and arbitrators in the time and cost efficient management of their case.

More info:

Categories:Types, Business/Law
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

03/15/2013

pdf

text

original

W
O RLD
IN TELLECTU A L
PRO PERTY
OR G A N IZ A T IO N
G u id e to W IPO
A rb itratio n
h t t p ://a r b it e r.w ip o .in t
W IPO
AR B IT R A T IO N
A N D
ME D IA T IO N
CEN TER
W IPO Pu b lic a t io n N \u00b0 9 1 9 (E)
IS B N : 9 2 - 8 0 5 - 1 3 6 0 - 5
Fo r m o re in fo rm atio n co n tact th e:
W o rld In t e lle ct u a l P ro p e rt y O rg a n iz a t io n (W IP O )
A r b it r a t io n a n d M e d ia t io n C e n t e r
A d d r e ss:
3 4 , c h e m in d e s C o lo m b e t t e s
P. O . B o x 1 8
CH-1211 Geneva 20
Sw itzerlan d
Te le p h o n e :
+41 22 338 82 47
Fa x :
+41 22 740 37 00
e -m a il:
arb iter.m ail@ w ip o .in t
o r its N ew Yo rk C o o rd in atio n O ffice at:
A d d r e ss:
2 , U n it e d N a t io n s P la z a
Su ite 2 5 2 5
N e w Yo rk , N .Y. 1 0 0 1 7
U nited States of A m erica
Te le p h o n e :
+1 212 963 68 13
Fa x :
+1 212 963 48 01
e -m a il:
w ip o @ u n .o rg
V isit t h e W IP O A r b it r a t io n a n d M e d ia t io n C e n t e r W e b sit e a t :
h t t p ://a rb it e r.w ip o .in t
and order from
the W IPO Electronic Bookshop at:
h t t p ://w w w .w ip o .in t /e b o o k sh o p
A rb itratio n is p ro b ab ly th e
best know n alternative to
co u rt litig atio n . It is a
p ro c e d u re in w h ic h a
d isp u t e is su b m it t e d , b y
agreem ent of the parties, to
one or m ore arbitrators for
a b in d in g d e c isio n . In
ch o o sin g arb itratio n , th e
parties opt for a private
d isp u t e re so lu t io n p ro c e d u re
instead of going to court.
W hile arbitration has
b e c o m e w e ll e st a b lish e d in
in t e r n a t io n a l b u sin e ss, it h a s
t r a d it io n a lly b e e n u se d le ss
f re q u e n t ly in in t e lle c t u a l
p ro p e rt y (IP) d isp u t e s. T h is
m a y p a r t ly b e d u e t o d e e p ly
in g r a in e d n o t io n s o f
national sovereignty and
territo riality. IP h as
t r a d it io n a lly b e e n re g a rd e d
prim arily as a m eans to
exclu d e o th ers fro m u sin g
certain protected subject
m atter - through court
lit ig a t io n if n e c e ssa r y.
The perspective has
changed: for m any
c o m p a n ie s, IP h a s b e c o m e
t h e ir e sse n t ia l b u sin e ss a sse t
as w ell as a m eans of
c re a t in g v a lu e . It is e x p lo it e d
on an increasingly
in t e r n a t io n a l le v e l in v a r io u s
fo rm s o f co llab o rative
arrangem ents, such as

licenses, technology transfer agreem ents, and research and developm ent agreem ents.

A s a consequence, parties

in c re a sin g ly lo o k f o r d isp u t e resolution m echanism s that m a t c h t h e ir b u sin e ss

requirem ents: private
p ro ce d u re s w h ich p ro vid e
e f f ic ie n t a n d f le x ib le m e a n s
o f se t t lin g in t e r n a t io n a l
d isp u t e s w it h o u t d isru p t in g
co m m ercial relatio n sh ip s.
A rbitration can be an
efficient alternative to court
lit ig a t io n . T h is d o e s n o t
m e a n t h a t a r b it r a t io n w ill

be the best solution in each a n d e v e r y d isp u t e ; lit ig a t io n and other alternatives, such as m ediation, m ay w ell be

1
preferable in certain
situations. To be able to
ch o o se th e p ro ced u re th at
b e st f it s t h e ir n e e d s, IP
ow ners and their law yers
sh o u ld , h o w e v e r, b e f a m ilia r
w ith all th eir d isp u te
re so lu t io n o p t io n s.
T h is b o o k le t p ro v id e s b a sic
inform ation on W IPO
arbitration. It sets out the
m a in b e n e f it s a n d
lim itatio n s o f arb itratio n in
IP d isp u t e s, p ro v id e s a
p r a c t ic a l e x p la n a t io n o f t h e
various stages and elem ents
of a W IPO arbitration
procedure, and describes
h o w th e W IPO A rb itratio n
a n d M e d ia t io n C e n t e r c a n
assist parties and arbitrators
in th e tim e an d co st
e f f ic ie n t m a n a g e m e n t o f
t h e ir c a se . A d d it io n a l
in f o r m a t io n is a v a ila b le a t
the C enter\u2019s w eb site or by
em ail or telephone from the
C enter staff.
h t t p ://a r b it e r.w ip o .in t \u2022
IN T R O D U C T IO N
CO N TEN TS
IN T R O D U C T IO N
WO RLD IN TELLECTU A LPRO PERTY OR G A N IZ A T IO N (W IPO )
TH E W IPO AR B IT R A T IO N A N DME D IA T IO N CEN TER
W IPO PRO CED U RES
WH ERE DO ES AW IPO AR B IT R A T IO N TA K E PLA CE ?
AR B IT R A T IO N A N D ME D IA T IO N CO M PA RED
TH E W IPO AR B IT R A T IO N EX PERIEN CE
CA SE EXA M PLE : A W IPO
T R A D E M A R K A R B IT R A T IO N
TH E W IPO CEN TER\u2019S PR IO R IT IE S IN AR B IT R A T IO N
WH A T TYPES O F DISP U T E S CA N BE AR B IT R A T E D A T W IP O ?
CA SE EXA M PLE : W IPO ME D IA T IO NF O L L O W E D B YW IPO A R B IT R A T IO N
WH EN IS AR B IT R A T IO N AP P R O P R IA T E IN IN TELLECTU A L PRO PERTY DISP U T E S ?
CA SEEXA M PLE : A W IPO PA TEN T AR B IT R A T IO N
TH E LEG A L FRA M EW O RK O F A N AR B IT R A T IO N PR O C E E D IN G
TH E W IPO AR B IT R A T IO N A N D EX PED ITED AR B IT R A T IO N RU LES
IN STITU TIO N A L O RADHO C AR B IT R A T IO N?
TH E W IPO AR B IT R A T IO N A N D ME D IA T IO N CEN TER A S AD M IN IST ER IN G AU T H O R IT Y
IN FO RM A TIO N TECH N O LO G Y SU PPO RT FA C IL IT IE S
W IPO CO N TRA CTCLA U SES A N D SU B M ISSIO N AGREEM EN TS
HO W
IT WO RK S :TH E PR IN C IPA L ST E P S IN W IPO AR B IT R A T IO N
W IPO EX PED ITEDAR B IT R A T IO N
CA SE EXA M PLE : A W IPO EX PED ITED AR B IT R A T IO N
W IPO AR B IT R A T IO N A N D EX PED ITED AR B IT R A T IO N CO M PA RED
TH ELA N G U A G E USE D IN T H EA R B IT R A T IO N
HO W
AR E W IPO AR B IT R A T O R S APPO IN TED ?
APPO IN TM EN T O F AR B IT R A T O R S T H R O U G H T H E LIS T PRO CED U RE
HO W
MA N Y AR B IT R A T O R SSH O U LD BE APPO IN TED ?
WH OA R E T H EW IPO A R B IT R A T O R S?
HO W
IS THE IM PA RTIA LITY A N D IN D EPEN D EN CE O F W IPO AR B IT R A T O R S SA FEG U A RD ED ?
WH A T ARE THE PO W ERS O F TH E TR IB U N A L ?
W IPO CEN TER WE B SITE A N D PU B L IC A T IO N S
EV ID E N C E IN W IPO AR B IT R A T IO N PR O C E E D IN G S
HO W
IS CO N FID EN TIA LITY MA IN TA IN E D IN A W IPO AR B IT R A T IO N ?
IS IN T E R IM
RE L IE F AV A IL A B L E ?
W IPO AR B IT R A T IO N WO RK SH O PS
WH A T TYPES O F DEC ISIO N S CAN AN AR B IT R A L TR IB U N A L TA K E ?
CAN AN AW A RD BE APPEA LED ?
HO W
CAN AN AW A RD BE EN FO RCED ?
WH A T DO ES W IPO AR B IT R A T IO N CO ST A N D WH O PA Y S ?
W IPO SCH ED U LE O F AR B IT R A T IO N FE E S
RECO M M EN D EDW IPO C O N TRA CTC LA U SES A N DS U B M ISSIO NA G REEM EN TS
GU ID E T O
W IPO AR B IT R A T IO N
12234455677
71 0

1 0 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 3 1 4 1 4 1 6 1 7 1 8 1 8 1 9 2 1 2 1

2 2
2 2

23 2 4 2 5 2 6 2 8 2 8 2 9 3 0 3 1 3 2 3 3 3 4

h t t p ://a r b it e r.w ip o .in t \u2022
W h ile n e it h e r p a r t y m a y
unilaterally resort to court
lit ig a t io n o n c e a d isp u t e h a s
been subm itted to
arbitration, arbitration can
b e c o m b in e d w it h
m e d ia t io n , a n o n - b in d in g
p ro c e d u re in w h ic h a
neutral interm ediary, the
m ediator, assists the parties
in re a c h in g a n e g o t ia t e d

se t t le m e n t o f t h e d isp u t e . In a g ro w in g n u m b e r o f c a se s, p arties ag ree to first try to

se t t le t h e ir d isp u t e t h ro u g h m ediation, and to resort to arbitration only if the

d isp u t e h a s n o t b e e n se t t le d
w ithin a certain period of
tim e. Such clau ses co m b in e
t h e f le x ib ilit y o f m e d ia t io n
w it h t h e b in d in g f o rc e o f

a r b it r a t io n sh o u ld m e d ia t io n fail to p ro d u ce a settlem en t. T h e C e n t e r h a s d e v e lo p e d

m o d e l c la u se s a n d
su b m issio n a g re e m e n t s
w hich are reproduced in the
3
b a c k o f t h is b o o k le t . T h e
f o llo w in g t a b le p ro v id e s a n
overview of the various
d isp u t e re so lu t io n o p t io n s
offered by the C enter and
t h e ir p o ssib le c o m b in a t io n s.
W h ic h e v e r o p t io n p a r t ie s

choose, the C enter aim s for the process to be as fair and e f f ic ie n t a s p o ssib le .

2

The W IPO A rbitration and M ediation Center is an independent part of the W orld Intellectual Property O rganization (W IPO ), an intergovernm ental organization w hose m andate is to prom ote the protection of intellectual property. A largely self-financed organization, W IPO is based in G eneva, Sw itzerland and has 180 M em ber States.

W IPO has a history of over 120 years, going back to 1883, w hen the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property w as adopted, and to 1886, w hen the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and A rtistic W orks w as adopted.

W IPO adm inisters 23 m ultilateral intellectual property treaties, including the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the M adrid System , w hich facilitate patent and tradem ark applications and registrations in dif- ferent countries.

T h e W IP O A r b it r a t io n a n d M e d ia t io n C e n t e r

Based in G eneva, Sw itzerland, the W IPO A rbitration and M ediation Center w as established in 1994 to pro- m o t e t h e r e so lu t io n o f IP a n d r e la t e d d isp u t e s t h r o u g h a lt e r n a t iv e d isp u t e r e so lu t io n (A D R ). To a c h ie v e t h is o b je c t iv e , it d e v e lo p e d \u2013 w it h t h e a c t iv e in v o lv e m e n t o f A D R a n d IP p r a c t it io n e r s a n d sc h o la r s \u2013 t h e W IP O M ediation, Arbitration, and Expedited Arbitration Rules and Clauses.

T h e C e n t e r is t h e o n ly in t e r n a t io n a l p r o v id e r sp e c ia liz in g in t e c h n o lo g y, e n t e r t a in m e n t a n d IP d isp u t e s. It s se r v ic e s, h o w e v e r, a r e n o t lim it e d t o su c h d isp u t e s. Sin c e it s e st a b lish m e n t , t h e C e n t e r h a s a lso a d m in is- tered arbitrations involving general contractual issues, financing transactions and em ploym ent contracts.

T h e C e n t e r m a in t a in s a d e t a ile d d a t a b a se o f w e ll o v e r 1 ,0 0 0 o u t st a n d in g IP a n d A D R sp e c ia list s w h o a r e available to act as neutrals. The Center\u2019s extensive netw ork of IP and A D R experts and its position as part of the W orld Intellectual Property O rganization ensure that its procedures m eet the specific needs of IP dis- p u t e r e so lu t io n . T h e C e n t e r a lso p la y s a le a d in g r o le in t h e d e sig n a n d im p le m e n t a t io n o f t a ilo r- m a d e d is- p u te reso lu tio n p ro ced u res, su ch as th e U n ifo rm D o m ain N am e D isp u te Reso lu tio n Po licy (U D RP).

T h e C e n t e r \u2019s st a f f c o n sist s o f h ig h ly q u a lif ie d a n d m u lt ilin g u a l le g a l p r o f e ssio n a ls w it h e x p e r t ise in in t e lle c -
t u a l
p ro p erty
a n d
A D R.
T h e ir
d e t a ile d
q u a lif ic a t io n s
a n d
c o n t a c t
d e t a ils
a r e
a v a ila b le
a t
h ttp ://arb iter.w ip o .in t/co n tact/.
W IP O C O N T R A C T
C LA U SE / SU B M ISSIO N
M E D IA T IO N
SETTLEM EN T
A R B IT R A T IO N
E X P E D IT E D
A R B IT R A T IO N
A W A RD
W IPO PRO CED U RES
WO RLD IN TELLECTU A LPRO PERTY OR G A N IZ A T IO N(W IPO )

Activity (5)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
Abhijeet Singh liked this
chrispynoodles liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd