The Centre provides specialized services for the intermediation of intellectual property disputes, i.e. intellectual property disputes or commercial transactions and relationships related to the exploitation of intellectual property. Common examples of such transactions and business relationships are patent, know-how and brand licenses, franchise agreements, IT contracts, multimedia contracts, distribution contracts, joint ventures, R and; D, technology-sensitive employment contracts, mergers and acquisitions where intellectual property is becoming more important, as well as publishing, music and film contracts. Mediation is above all a non-binding procedure. This means that, although the parties have agreed to mediate a dispute, they are not required to continue the mediation process after the first meeting. In this sense, the parties still have control over mediation. The continuation of the process depends on their continued acceptance. Mediation is often a very attractive alternative to the courtroom. Formally referred to as an Alternative Dispute Settlement (ADR), mediation generally takes place in a more relaxed and relaxed environment, under the direction of a mediator. Although the mediator is not technically authorized or does not even have a legal conclusion, they are generally very experienced in helping two or more parties manage a type of litigation that has led them to such serious odds that they cannot make an agreement or a transaction decision on their own. Once a dispute has arisen and the parties have agreed to mediate it, the proceedings are initiated by one of the parties applying to the Centre for mediation. This request should provide summary details of the dispute, including the names and notification notes of the parties and their representatives, a copy of the agreement to be negotiated and a brief description of the dispute. This information is not used to define the legal function, arguments and questions and to restrict the applicant`s case.
They simply need to provide the Centre with sufficient detail to put the mediation process in place. Therefore, the Centre needs to know who is involved and what the subject matter of the litigation is in order to help the parties choose an appropriate mediator for the litigation.