Arbitration of International Intellectual Property Disputes: Challenges and Pers
First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches & beverages included
Hosted by the Intellectual Property Committee The numerous difficulties which can arise when litigating international intellectual property disputes before state courts have resulted in arbitration being widely established itself as an adequate dispute resolution mechanism for solving international intellectual property disputes.
The efficient use of arbitration however requires that certain specific questions have been duly identified by the involved parties, but experience shows that such questions are not always understood or even envisioned at the time when the use of arbitration is evoked and negotiated.
This may cause serious difficulties as confirmed by recent case law in various countries (and particularly in China).
On this basis, the goal of the presentation is to show that the parties and their counsel should carefully assess in advance the implications of using arbitration for solving international intellectual property disputes in a way that meets their needs and protects their interests.
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