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Archived updates for Friday, July 22, 2005

WIPO Offers On-Line ADR Document Facility

The Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization has launched a new WIPO Electronic Case Facility ("ECAF") for on-line documentation access.

Through its secure online docket function, WIPO ECAF facilitates submission of case filings and enhances access by concerned parties. As an alternative to dispatching heavy packages to multiple locations, parties may submit communications – documents of hundreds of pages, recorded witness statements, etc. – electronically into a secure online docket. This prompts the dispatch of an email alert to all other actors involved in the case. Parties may view this docket at any time from any location through the Internet. The search function of the online docket facilitates access to case documents and allows easy organization of the documents by chronology or by party. WIPO ECAF also provides, at a glance, core case information – case summary, overview of timelines, including in particular upcoming deadlines, contact information for all parties, and the financial status of the case.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center was established in 1994 to offer Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options, in particular arbitration and mediation, for the resolution of international commercial disputes between private parties. Developed by leading experts in cross-border dispute settlement, the procedures offered by the Center are widely recognized as particularly appropriate for technology, entertainment and other disputes involving intellectual property.

Click here for more about the WIPO ADR procedures.
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