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More and more, intellectual property disputes tend to be multijurisdictional
in nature, and parties everywhere are turning to international arbitration as
the most promising means of resolution. Although these two legal specialisms –
intellectual property law and international arbitration – are still in the
process of ‘understanding’ each other, an efficient and effective procedural
system of international intellectual property arbitration is well under way
and growing by leaps and bounds. This is the first book in English to offer a
comprehensive guide to this important branch of practice. The treatment
throughout is eminently practical. The scope includes such matters as the
• benefits and limitations of arbitration as a means of resolving intellectual
• legal and regulatory framework of an intellectual property arbitration under
differing applicable laws;
• intellectual property arbitration agreements;
• establishment and organization of the arbitral tribunal, conduct of
proceedings, and taking of evidence in intellectual property arbitrations
• making, setting aside, and enforcement of arbitral awards; and
• mediation of intellectual property disputes.
Types of dispute covered includes allegations of infringement of intellectual
property rights such as patents, trade marks, copyright and confidential
information, validity challenges to registered rights in the context of
intellectual property arbitration, disputes as to ownership, and, as to
licences of intellectual property rights, whether a particular activity falls
within the scope of a licence, issues stemming from technology transfer and
its ‘know-how’ element, the definition of licensed rights and of licensed
products, calculation of royalties, and much more.
Intellectual property practitioners advising on or participating in
international intellectual property arbitration will warmly welcome this
practical, systematic treatment. The clear analysis and presentation will also
provide the arbitration specialist who lacks familiarity with intellectual
property with valuable insights into the perspectives of intellectual property
practitioners and the specificities of intellectual property in the context of
arbitration. In a more academic or policy context, the book is sure to
contribute to the development of arbitration as a way of resolving
intellectual property disputes, especially on a multijurisdictional basis.
List of Abbreviations.
Chapter 1 Introduction.
Chapter 2 Intellectual Property, Agreements Relating to It and Disputes
that Arise as to It or under Such Agreements.
Chapter 3 Benefits and Limitations of International Arbitration for IP
Chapter 4 Arbitrability of IP Disputes.
Chapter 5 Legal and Regulatory Framework of an IP Arbitration.
Chapter 6 Arbitration Agreements.
Chapter 7 The Arbitral Tribunal.
Chapter 8 Organization and Conduct of Arbitral Proceedings and the
Taking of Evidence.
Chapter 9 Confidentiality of Arbitral Proceedings.
Chapter 10 The Making, Setting Aside, Recognition and Enforcement of
Chapter 11 IP Mediation.
Appendix 1 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign
Arbitral Awards (New York Convention), 1958.
Appendix 2 WIPO Arbitration Rules, 2002.
Appendix 3 WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules, 2002.
Appendix 4 WIPO Mediation Rules, 2002.