Many companies exploit intellectual property (IP) and technology internationally through collaborative agreements, such as licenses, technology transfer and R&D agreements.
Cross-border disputes regularly arise with significant business, financial and reputational impacts.
15% of the cases administered by the World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Centre relate to life sciences. In recent years the WIPO Centre has also been dealing with many disputes concerning the licensing of Standard Essential Patents under FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) terms.
WIPO mediation and arbitration facilitate the resolution of and management of international IP and technology disputes, providing businesses with flexible, confidential and less costly procedures which limit the disruption to commercial relationships.
In this webinar, representatives from the Iberian Chapter and an international expert from the WIPO Centre (Mr Ignacio de Castro) will discuss how the WIPO mediation and arbitration framework solves life sciences disputes, including those linked to the WIPO COVID-19 response package.
The webinar will also highlight the WIPO Centre’s recent experience resolving FRAND related disputes.
The concrete benefits of ADR, especially in the area of life sciences
Knowing the online options available in WIPO mediation and arbitration
WIPO ADR model clauses and submission agreements
Types of cases in the area of life sciences administered by the WIPO Centre
The WIPO COVID-19 response package
WIPO Mediation to facilitate contract negotiation and WIPO Dispute Resolution Board for Life Sciences Disputes; WIPO experience in the area of FRAND
This webinar is free, pre-registration is required. This event will be in English only, with questions in English, Spanish and Portuguese. For further reading, please refer here.
Nazareth Romero is Partner at Ovoli Frugoni Romero, Head Arbitration and ADR specialising in commercial and investment Arbitration. Her area of practice includes. IP Rights, domain names, life sciences, white collar crimes in connection to international humanitarian law and crisis management.
She is a professor of Arbitration, ADR, Law & Economics and International Law. Mrs Romero is an External Expert at Directorate General Justice – European Commission.
Antonio Amusategui Batalla, Lawyer and Arbitrator, is a member in the Board of the European Branch of CIArb and Chair of The Iberian Chapter. He holds a Master's in Economics, Business Administration and Law.
His activity has been developed over more than three decades and is focused on planning ventures and investments, negotiation processes and dealing approaches in areas as real estate and urban land development, property assets and portfolios and advising on financial and monetary policies. Recently he has gained experience in blockchain, crypto and virtual assets and the art asset investment and advisory. He has also had a presence in ad-hoc multicultural and multitasked teams for achievements related to the above topics.
In the last few years he has assisted on financial and monetary policies, value channel and market innovation; and has taken a seat in virtual assets, blockchain, crypto industry and art investment sector and ventures.
From time to time, he supports third parties on the matters above.
Ignacio de Castro is the Director of IP Disputes and External Relations Division of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. Ignacio is a Spanish lawyer and an English solicitor. Ignacio holds a Masters degree from King's College London. Before joining WIPO in 2002, he was a legal officer at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva and, prior to that, practiced with the law firms of Baker & McKenzie and Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer in London in the areas of international arbitration and litigation.