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 intellectual property mediation practice has a number of mediators and neutrals available for appointment on a wide range of assignments:
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.
For advice on selecting the most appropriate mediator or neutral to meet your needs contact the CEDR Solve team on +44 (0)20 7536 6060, email firstname.lastname@example.org or search our online mediator directory.
Current clients include:
Many of our clients choose to support us through CEDR Membership, allowing them access to preferential fees, dedicated ADR advisers, bespoke scheme design and regular seminars and theatres, while contributing to the support of CEDR's not-for-profit mission.