Mediation and arbitration

Mediation and arbitration

« Why have recourse to mediation or arbitration rather than a lawsuit before the courts?»

Mediation and arbitration are alternative dispute resolution methods that avoid the judicial process. They apply to all types of disputes, including those that involve industrial property rights.

The mediator is a person trained to assist disputing parties so that, with the active listening and specialized communication skills of this neutral party, they together identify an optimal solution that puts an end to their dispute.

A mediation procedure can be initiated following an agreement between the parties (conventional mediation) or an order made by a judge (judicial mediation).

In an arbitration proceeding, the parties entrust the resolution of their dispute to an arbitrator or panel of arbitrators, chosen by them, who issues a decision motivated by the applicable rules of law.

These alternative dispute resolution modes allow parties to settle disputes confidentially, quickly and at low cost.

Several partners of our firm are members of the Association of Industrial Property Attorneys (ACPI) which has a Mediation Body and an Arbitration Court offering mediators and arbitrators specialized in industrial property. They have been trained in mediation in partnership with the International Chamber of Arbitration of Paris (CAIP) and / or IFOMENE.

Our firm advises and supports you in these alternative methods of dispute resolution involving mediators, arbitrators or centers specializing in industrial property, including the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).