Topic outline

  • Introduction


    The following workshops consisted of a series of webinars in which EUIPO mediation experts presented their best mediation practices, practical exercise on communication skills, and global trends in IP mediation. It also shows the Mediation officials from the SEA IP offices exchanged views and insights on a case study involving trade marks and designs.

    • The Importance of IP Mediation: Advantages and Limitations


      The first webinar of the South - East Asia IP Mediation Workshop lays the groundwork for intellectual property mediation. Mr. Sven Stürmann , Chairperson of the 2nd Board of Appeal at the EUIPO and internationally accredited Mediator (CEDR), explains why this discipline is not very well understood and used enough to resolve conflicts in IP law, and describes its values and nature, including advantages and limitations

      Objectives
      To emphasize the importance of IP mediation as an effective approach to resolving IP disputes


      Speaker:

      Sven STÜRMANN – EUIPO – Boards of Appeal 

      • EU Mediation Directive and the EUIPO Boards of Appeal ADR Service


        In the second webinar of the South-East Asia IP Mediation Workshop, Mr. Gordon Humphreys, Chairperson of the 1st Board of Appeal at the EUIPO and internationally accredited Mediator (CIArb), introduces the EU Mediation Directive and the EUIPO Boards of Appeal Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Service. In this light, he explains the beginning, the structure, and the functions of the ADR Service.

        Objectives
        To introduce the EU Mediation Directive, the EUIPO Boards of Appeal’s approaches and the ADR Service.


        Speaker:

        Gordon HUMPHREYS – EUIPO – Boards of Appeal 

        • Important Role of the Mediator


          The third webinar of the South-East Asia IP Mediation Workshop presented by Mr. Sven Stürmann, Chairperson of the 2nd Board of Appeal at the EUIPO and internationally accredited Mediator (CEDR), is on the role of the mediator in resolving conflicts. He also discusses the soft skills and mediation techniques used in protecting business interests while accommodating the needs of both parties.

          Objectives
          To discuss the role of the mediator and things to consider in the mediation process


          Speaker:

          Sven STÜRMANN – EUIPO – Boards of Appeal 

          • Mediation process, Persons Involved, and Information Disclosure


            The last webinar to close the South-East Asia IP Mediation Workshop covers the whole mediation process and all persons involved in the process. Mr. Gordon Humphreys, Chairperson of the 1st Board of Appeal at the EUIPO and internationally accredited Mediator (CIArb), also shares the steps, techniques, and best practices used during the pre-mediation period, on the mediation day, and during the post-mediation period.

            Objectives
            To share the steps, techniques, and best practices for the mediation process


            Speaker:

            Sven STÜRMANN – EUIPO – Boards of Appeal 

            • Disclaimer


              * The views expressed are strictly personal and should not be attributed to the EUIPO. Nor shall the EUIPO be held responsible for the opinions expressed or advice given in the videos and presentations.