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FRANCHISING FORUM 2022

On November 1, 2022, the most important event of the year 2022 of the Czech Franchising Association begins, of which our IP Mediation Centre Prague is a full member. In cooperation with the founder, our IPMC is a partner of this important event. You can therefore write to our addressinfo@ipmediace.cz about an electronic ticket with a code, thanks to which you can register and participate in the Franchising forum for free. Each partner has its own unique code. Franchising forum 2022 is online and we have our virtual stand on it. The program will also include an introduction to IP mediation as a quick and  effective way of resolving disputes within the franchising business. It is the jubilee 20th year of the online conference on franchising, which is intended for the lay and professional public dealing with business in the form of franchising. Part of the conference is the Franchising Exhibition. Almost 50 concepts and exhibitors, mainly small and medium-sized enterprises, will be presented here. The program will be continuously updated with other events and current information.

If you are interested, there is a link to the registration website: www.franchisingforum.cz

MEDIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES - invitation to webinar 10/5/2022 

The Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic, in cooperation with the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization, would like to invite you to a webinar on the topic of mediation of intellectual property disputes. The webinar is the first of the activities that resulted from the memorandum of understanding signed between the ÚPV SR and WIPO ADR in May of this year, the aim of which is to raise awareness of alternative dispute resolution procedures in the field of intellectual property, identify and train specialized mediators.

You can find more information about the webinar, the program and a link to the registration formHERE

NEGOTIATION COURSE FOR IP MEDIATORS 

The IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institution, prepared a practically focused two-day negotiation training session with the top lecturer Ing. Vladimír Nálevka. The training is based on practical exercises and case studies. An important part of the training is simulation of negotiation situations and modeling of the optimal course of negotiations. The experience gained from these activities will allow you to react correctly in a real situation, and will help you quickly choose the appropriate strategy and tactics. The participants of the course will receive a study manual, where the issue of negotiation is comprehensively and clearly processed, including selected practical instructions, case studies and exercises, as well as a list of recommended literature. This two-day negotiation course will take place on13-14 October 2022 in Prague. Applications must be submitted no later than September 30, 2022.

 

Download invitation HERE

WIPO ADR Highlights 2022, April 28, 2022

News from the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

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OPINION OF THE ADR SECTION OF THE CZECH BAR ASSOCIATION ON THE LAWYER'S OBLIGATION OF CONFIDENTIALITY

We draw the attention of lawyers – both registered and unregistered mediators – to the opinion of the ADR ČAK section of September 23, 2021, which responds to the increasing number of breaches of confidentiality:

1.  The activity of a registered and unregistered mediator is the so-called other activity of a lawyer within the meaning of § 56, paragraph 2 of the Advocacy Act.

2. A lawyer – both a registered and an unregistered mediator must therefore observe the duty of confidentiality, the legitimate interests of the clients in mediation take precedence over the lawyer's own interests.

3. Compliance with the obligation of confidentiality is supervised by the Chamber, lawyers - registered i  unregistered  mediators fall under its disciplinary authority.

JUDr. Martina Doležalová, Ph.D., head of the ADR section ČAK, Advocacy Bulletin No. 10/2021, p. 11

WIPO ADR Highlights 2021, JANUARY 25, 2022

News from the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

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NEGOTIATION COURSE FOR IP MEDIATORS 
The IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institution, has currently prepared for IP mediators and other interested parties from the ranks of mediators, lawyers and patent representatives a practically focused two-day negotiation training with the top lecturer Ing. Vladimír Nálevka. The training is based on practical exercises and case studies. An important part of the training is simulation of negotiation situations and modeling of the optimal course of negotiations. The experience gained from these activities will allow you to react correctly in a real situation, and will help you quickly choose the appropriate strategy and tactics. The participants of the course will receive a study manual, where the issue of negotiation is comprehensively and clearly processed, including selected practical instructions, case studies and exercises, as well as a list of recommended literature. This two-day negotiation course will take place onMay 5-6, 2022in Prague. 

Download invitation HERE


THE MEDIATION COURSE FOR PATENT ATTORNEYS WAS ENDED WITH THE DELIVERY OF CERTIFICATES
On November 19, 2021, the 60-hour Mediation course for patent attorneys was ceremoniously concluded. It was a comprehensive mediation course prepared in cooperation with leading lecturers. The course was ceremoniously concluded with the presentation of certificates, which entitle the graduate of this course to be registered in the list of IP mediators maintained by the IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institution.

Photo documentation from the courseHERE



WIPO WEBINAR - ADR MECHANISMS FOR B2B DIGITAL DISPUTES RELATING TO COPYRIGHT AND DIGITAL CONTENT
Join us on November 18, 2021 for an online event presenting the results of the WIPO-MCST survey. This online event will present the results of a survey by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO Center), funded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea (MCST), on the current use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms to resolve business-to-business disputes related to digital copyright and digital content. Based on more than 1,000 responses from a wide range of stakeholders in 129 countries, the report is a unique source of information on which to base the development of tailored ADR mechanisms. The authors of the report and staff of the WIPO Center will speak at this event.

Date and time: 18 November 2021, from 13:00 to 15:00 CET  


EUIPO SEMINAR ON DECISION-MAKING PRACTICE OF EUIPO BOARDS OF APPEAL, MEDIATION AND NEW LEGISLATION
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in cooperation with the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic (ÚPV ČR) is organizing a seminar on the decision-making practice of EUIPO's appeal panels, mediation and new legislation.

Venue and time:
Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic
November 23, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Registration of participants will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Lunch for participants is provided.


Registration
Participation is free. It is necessary to register in advance. Capacity is limited.
The registration email is: jpavkova@upv.gov.cz

Seminar program (pdf, 215 kB)
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided (English/Czech)


ADRS WORKSHOP - CZ IPO
The IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institution, in cooperation with EUIPO, invites you to the "ADRS - CZ IPO Workshop", which will take place online on October 19, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you are interested, register HERE by October 18, 2021.You can find the program of the eventHERE. You will receive login credentials before the event. 

 
Members of the ADRS appeals team will be available to you at: BoA-ADRS@euipo.europa.eu. Boa-ADRS Team; telephone: +34 965 138 569.


FRANCHISING COURSE FOR MEDIATORS
The IP Mediation Centre Prague has currently prepared additional specialized training in the field of franchising for attorney-mediators and others interested in mediation, in cooperation with the Czech Franchising Association. This two-day franchising course will take place on the 14th-15th. September 2021 in Prague. Also in the field of franchising business, it is about settling highly professional disagreements and disputes that arise in relation to the operation of the franchising concept. The judicial resolution of the dispute may not bring the expected result, it may be an ambiguous interpretation of the law, there is a risk of high costs for conducting the dispute, there is time or economic pressure on the parties, or the dispute is too complex. In the case of franchising business, all these aspects come into consideration. These are very specific disputes requiring extensive knowledge of this area of business, and which are desirable to be resolved by agreement with the participation of a specialized mediator.


Download flyer HERE


MEDIATION COURSE FOR PATENT ATTORNEYS
Educational module No. IV of the Mediation specialization study for patent attorneys - 60-hour course. In cooperation with leading lecturers in the Czech Republic, we will educate patent attorneys interested in mediation in five two-day blocks for a total of 60 hours in the fall of 2021. The course is also open to other professionals interested in mediation.


Program
23-24 September 2021
M.Sc. Tereza Hanajová
Mediation and individual phases of the mediation process, mediation schools and styles
     
07-08/10/2021
M.Sc. Tereza Hanajová
Basics of mediation techniques and mediator skills, confidentiality
     
21/10/2021
PhDr. Lenka Poláková
Coping with stress and negative emotions in the work of a mediator
     
22/10/2021
M.Sc. Robin Brzobohatý
Communication skills in the alternative dispute resolution process
     
04.-05.11.2021
JUDr. Martina Doležalová
PhDr. Andrea Matoušková
Specific situations during mediation and their solutions
     
18-19/11/2021
M.Sc. Tereza Hanajová
Comprehensive practical exercises of the mediator's communication skills
     
The price of the course is set at CZK 29,900 per participant. Please send applications by e-mail to the address info@ipmediace.cz, where we will immediately confirm your registration for the course. Applications must be submitted no later than June 30, 2021. A deposit of 50% is payable together with the submission of the application, the additional payment no later than September 15, 2021. Please direct payments to our account No. 440655/5500 maintained at Raiffeisenbank, as After crediting the entire amount, you will receive a tax receipt (we are not VAT payers). The course will take place face-to-face at the Industrial Property Office, always from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Course participants will receive a certificate that will entitle them to be registered in the list of IP mediators maintained by the IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institution. mediation, it is necessary to take an exam organized by the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic or the Czech Bar Association for lawyers. Participants will be provided with practical information on these exams during the course.

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SPECIALIZATION STUDY OF MEDIATION FOR PATENT ATTORNEYS
The Industrial Property Office, the Institute of Industrial Law Education, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institution, organize a specialization study in the field of mediation for patent attorneys. The study program is led by qualified mediators and cooperating experts in the field of alternative dispute resolution. The specialization study Mediation for patent attorneys provides patent attorneys with knowledge in the field of out-of-court dispute resolution. The scope of training can be variably chosen by patent agents according to their further potential use. After completing the specialization study (all its modules), the patent attorney will have the opportunity to be registered in the list of IP mediators maintained by the IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institution. The advantage of this registration is access to mediation cases requested at the IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institution. The IP mediator listed in the IP Mediation Center Prague will also have the opportunity to use the portal www.ipmediace.cz, which will contain a list of trained IP mediators ready to resolve disputes in the field of intellectual property protection.


The start of the study program is April 15, 2021 - more


SPECIALIZATION STUDY OF INDUSTRIAL LAW FOR LAWYERS
The Industrial Property Office, the Institute of Industrial Law Education and IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institution, organize a specialization course in the field of intellectual property for lawyers. The course is led by qualified employees of the Industrial Property Office and collaborating experts in the field of industrial rights protection. The course is provided free of charge to attorney mediators. The lawyer will apply the acquired knowledge in his mediation practice. After completing the studies, the registered mediator, who is also a lawyer, will have the opportunity to be registered on the list of IP mediators maintained by the IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institution. The advantage of registering on this list is access to mediation cases requested at the IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institute and to training in the field of industrial property organized by the Industrial Property Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Union Office for Intellectual Property and the IP Mediation Centre Prague, a registered institute . An IP mediator listed in the IP Mediation Centre Prague will also have the opportunity to use the portal www.ipmediace.cz, which will publish a list of trained IP mediators ready to resolve disputes in the field of intellectual property protection.


The start of the study program is April 8, 2021 - more       


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