IP (Intellectual Property) disputes are stressfull for businesses in terms of cost and time, often preventing furture plans from being made and even suspending trade. A skilled and successful neutral can help unlock sensitive IP negotiations.
Activity by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and in the UK, recommendations made in by Gower's Review in 2006, have raised the profile of mediation and ADR within the IP landscape. Disputing parties should now be considering mediation as part of their effective conflict management toolkit, rather than embarking down the lengthy and expensive routes, such as litigation.
Our highly experienced mediators and neutrals can also assist with consultancy assignments to develop organisational capability and capacity for resolving conflict including dispute systems design, introducing mediation, developing formal policies and procedures, establishing informal communication protocols and coaching managers and teams through change.