The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center collaborate in the promotion of the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options, including mediation and arbitration, for intellectual property (IP) disputes in Hungary.
The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center’s ADR services are regularly used by multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups, research and development (R&D) centers, universities and inventors from around the world.
The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
With offices in Geneva, Switzerland, and in Singapore, the WIPO Center is a neutral, international and non-profit dispute resolution provider specializing in IP and technology related commercial disputes.
The WIPO Center actively helps the parties to submit disputes to WIPO ADR procedures; assists in the selection of a specialized mediator, arbitrator(s) or expert from the WIPO Center’s database or otherwise, and the setting of the neutral’s fees; and manages case communications and finances.
The WIPO Center can also assist with support services, including arranging for meeting and hearing rooms, wherever the parties have decided to situate their case. Throughout, the WIPO Center liaises with parties and neutrals to ensure optimal procedural efficiency.
WIPO ADR procedures are organized to stimulate positive opportunities for settlement. 70% of the mediations administered by the WIPO Center have resulted in settlement by the parties. Even in arbitration, some 40% of WIPO cases are settled by the parties prior to a formal award.
Unilateral request for mediation option
The WIPO Center is regularly contacted in relation to disputes where one party wishes to submit a dispute to mediation, but no mediation agreement exists between the parties, for example in IP infringement disputes or in cases pending before the courts. Under the WIPO Mediation Rules a party may submit a unilateral Request for Mediation to the WIPO Center. The WIPO Center may then assist the parties or, upon request, may appoint an external neutral to provide the required assistance.
- Resolving IP and Technology Disputes Through WIPO ADR
- About the WIPO Center
- IP ADR Advantages
- WIPO ADR Options
- WIPO Model ADR Clauses
Arbitration and Mediation Center Geneva
34, chemin des Colombettes
P.O Box 18
1211 Geneva 20
T +41 338 8247 or 0800 888 549
F +4122 740 3700 or 0800 888 550
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