CNB event

WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop

Organised by
CNB / WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center​
Conseil national des barreaux
180 boulevard Hasussmann
November 2019

An event organised by Conseil national des barreaux and WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, supported by Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA), Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI), European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) and Licensing Executives Society (LES) France.

[Event in english only]


For many companies, intellectual property has become an essential business asset as well as a means of creating value. It is being exploited on an increasingly international level in various forms of collaborative arrangements, such as licenses and technology transfer and R&D agreements. As a consequence, parties increasingly look for dispute resolution mechanisms that match their business requirements: private procedures which provide efficient, flexible and less costly means of settling international disputes without disrupting commercial relationships.

WIPO Arbitration and mediation center

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO Center) offers Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures, in particular arbitration, mediation and expert determination, for the resolution of international commercial disputes between private parties.

To further promote ADR awareness among intellectual property and technology stakeholders, the WIPO Center is organizing, jointly with the Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB), a one day WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop in Paris, France, on November 7, 2019.


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 Mediation, Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Rules in international intellectual property and technology disputes.

The format of the Workshop will consist of presentations by the instructors, in English, 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 WIPO model clauses.


The Workshop will be conducted by experienced lawyers, mediators and arbitrators with extensive international experience, including exposure to intellectual property, technology issues, and entertainment transactions.

Online registration link to be made available early September.

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