We assist parties to resolve their disputes related to protection of intellectual property such as trademarks, patents, design rights, and copyright, including those of performing artists in their performances, producers of CDs, and those of broadcasters in radio and television programs.
interMEDIATE Dispute Management, Intellectual Property (IP) mediation. Our specialist IP mediators are registered World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) panel neutrals.
We assist parties to resolve their disputes related to copyright that include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of CDs, and those of broadcasters in radio and television programs.
Intellectual Property (IP) Mediation has an average 80% success rate in parties reaching agreement that they can live with.
An imposed decision (through court or arbitration) can usually only ever satisfy 50% of parties, and often neither is happy with the order. When people feel they are forced to comply, decisions are often not popular with either party.
Consider this case:One very satisfied Client from the IT industry reflects upon the whole proceedings afterwards: “The mediation produced enormous savings in legal fees; the supplier’s costs were less than one third of what it would have cost just to prepare the defense document if the dispute had litigated. While there is little doubt that, if litigated, this dispute would have been settled, it would have taken another 18 months to reach the same point. With the supplier’s day rates for consulting and senior project staff being more than $500 per hour, litigation would have represented a considerable waste of effort and loss of potential revenue. “The mediators were aware that before the dispute, the parties were barely on speaking terms. The mediation helped to re-establish the failed relationship. Maybe the biggest benefit was that the mediation helped to clarify issues a lot faster than litigation, enabling both parties to make a sensible assessment of their legal and commercial risks. Even if the mediation had not produced a settlement, it still would have been regarded as a success for this reason alone.