Intellectual Property (IP) Alternative Dispute Resolution Center
IP Mediation Center
The establishment of the Intellectual Property Alternative Dispute Resolution Center (IP Mediation Centre) – international project, which is implementing in Ukraine since 2018 under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on alternative dispute resolution in the sphere of IP dated 07/26/2018.
IP Mediation Centre operates on the basis of the State Enterprise "Ukrainian Intellectual Property Institute" (Ukrpatent).
IP Mediation Centre implements procedures on alternative dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration, expedited arbitration and expert opinion) in Ukraine with the support of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.
Mission: provision of services for alternative and effective resolution of IP disputes in Ukraine and abroad in accordance with the WIPO Rules for Mediation, as well as training and retraining of specialized IP mediators in Ukraine.
The IP Mediation Center's educational work is aimed at raising awareness among stakeholders in Ukraine about the procedure of alternative dispute resolution in the sphere of IP.
Also, IP Mediation Centre provides practical training and workshops for gaining skills of expedited mediation and arbitration, implements other educational programs.
The project page on the WIPO website: https://www.wipo.int/amc/en/center/background.html