Support from WIPO, EUIPO, IPO in the field of intellectual property protection and mediation
Cooperation with WIPO
WIPO Center is a neutral international and non-profit dispute resolution provider specializing in IP and technology commercial disputes. The WIPO Center actively assists the parties to submit disputes to WIPO ADR procedures; assists in the selection of a specialized mediator, arbitrator (s) or expert from the WIPO Center database or otherwise and in setting the fees of a neutral entity; manages the communication and finance of the case.
To help manage procedures in a timely and cost-effective manner, WIPO provides stakeholders with a range of online case management options, including an online document and online negotiation and hearing tools, free of charge. The WIPO Center also makes available the WIPO checklist for online mediation and arbitration proceedings.
• Resolving IP and Technology Disputes Through WIPO ADR
• About the WIPO Center
• IP ADR Advantages
• WIPO ADR Options
• WIPO Model ADR Clauses
• WIPO Online Case Administration Tools
• WIPO Checklist for the Online Conduct of Mediation and Arbitration Proceedings
In November 2020, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Industrial Property Office in the field of resolving intellectual property disputes through alternative methods.
Cooperation with EUIPO
IP Mediation Centre in Prague systematically gathers knowledge support not only from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), but also from the European Patent Organization (EPO), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Industrial Property Office (IPO) in the field of intellectual property protection and resolving disputes related to this through mediation. To this end, it works closely with all these organizations and consults with them on the possibilities and ways to effectively use ADR in the field of intellectual property rights.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) provides knowledge support to the IP Mediation Centre in Prague, especially in the area of training mediators and assistance in creating rules for the institute's activities and conducting mediation in the field of IP in the Czech Republic.
Cooperation with the Industrial Property Office
The IPO is actively looking for ways to integrate the use of ADR methods into processes related to the protection of intellectual (and especially industrial) property, both in proceedings before the IPO and in subsequent proceedings. Thanks to cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the IPO has the opportunity to use their knowledge support and provide a professional platform for specialized mediators in the Czech Republic.
The IPO supports the establishment of ADR services at the national level, raises awareness of ADR services among users of the intellectual property protection system and strengthens cooperation with other partners at the international, regional and national levels.
The aim is to help resolve in the field of intellectual property the highly professional disagreements and disputes that arise in relation to the creation, application and evaluation of intellectual property, especially in matters of inventions, industrial designs, utility models, improvement proposals, production and operational experience ), unfair competition, trademarks, designations of origin, computer programs and other subject matter of copyright and related rights.