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Webinar: Avoiding IP Disputes before the Courts using Alternative Dispute Resolution in South-East Asia (Co-Organised with WIPO)

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1. Programme Synopsis:

Have you ever been involved in an IP or commercial dispute before a Court? It is indeed a lengthy and expansive procedure. However, did you know that you could easily save time and money by using the path of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)? ADR refers to a range of procedures that are used to resolve disputes as an alternative to going to trial before a Court. These procedures involve independent intermediaries (such as mediators, arbitrators or experts) to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a totally confidential and neutral way.

According to recent statistics from WIPO, SMEs overall represent 37% of the parties involved in WIPO mediations and arbitrations so sign up for this webinar and explore with us from a practical point of view how you can benefit from ADR in South-East Asia with a special highlight on Singapore and Vietnam.

We look forward to having you on 19 August 2021 at 10.00 (CEST)/ 15.00 (ICT)/ 16.00 (SGT) and seize the opportunity to discuss with our outstanding speakers further how ADR can be a very efficient solution to your IP and commercial issues.


2. Programme Content:

  • Part 1: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Singapore (Speaker: Mr. Jevon Louis, Partner at Shook Lin & Bok LLP and External Expert of SEA IP SME Helpdesk): 

          - Introduction to ADR;
          - ADR v Litigation;
          - Types of ADR Mechanisms in Singapore;
          - ADR in IP Disputes;
          - Drafting ADR Clauses in Contracts;
          - Conclusion.

  • Part 2: Introduction to the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (Speaker: Ms. Chiara Accornero, Representative of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Singapore):

          - Advantages of ADR to resolve IP and Technology Disputes;
          - WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and WIPO Rules;
          - WIPO case example. 

  • Part 3ADR in SEA/ Mediation in Vietnam (Speakers: Mr. Son Doan - IP Attorney, Managing Partner of IP Max Law Firm, Accredited Mediator of VICMC, External Expert of SEA IP SME Helpdesk & Ms. Huong Tran - Accredited Mediator, Deputy Director of Relation Affair of VICMC):

          - Commercial meditation and current practice in Vietnam:
             (i) Dispute resolution alternatives in Vietnam;
             (ii) Available methods of mediation in Vietnam;
             (iii) Current regulations and meditation centers;
             (iv) Advantages, disadvantages of commercial mediation and current practices.

          - Resolving IP Disputes by commercial mediation:
             (i) IP dispute resolution: Types of disputes, available procedures, authorities competent to handle IP disputes;
             (ii) Current practice;
             (ii) Resolving IP dispute via commercial mediation: Current practice and potential, a case study.

  • intellectual property | alternative dispute resolution | settlement of disputes
  • Thursday 19 August 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 (CEST)
  • Live streaming available

Practical information

Thursday 19 August 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 (CEST)
South-East Asia IP SME Helpdesk & WIPO
Entrance fee
Free of charge