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Guide on Arbitration and IP for EU SMEs


Publication date
2 September 2020
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
Publication type
  • IP Guide


Imagine the following scenario: you have signed a licensing agreement with a Chinese business partner, but in time they do not pay the fees for the use of the license, and they are unreachable. You may wonder what step to take next, and it seems that the only way is to go to a Chinese court to resolve this dispute. Yet, that does not have to be the only way to resolve your IP-related disputes. This guide introduces you to the use of an alternative way, arbitration, in the context of IP-related disputes with China.


IP Guide - Guide on Arbitration and IP for EU SMEs