SEA mediators equipped with mediation tools and soft skills in the South-East Asia IP Mediation Workshop
During the EUIPO IP Mediation Conference 2019, the cooperation meeting was held between the EUIPO Boards of Appeal, the EUIPO International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department, IP Key SEA, and SEA national IP office representatives. IP Key SEA has been working on the outcomes of the meeting and embarks on the organization of the South-East Asia IP Mediation Workshop on 27 May and 18 June 2020. The workshop consists of a webinar in which EUIPO mediation experts present their best mediation practices, practical exercise on communication skills, and global trends in IP mediation. It also consists of a video conference in which mediation officials from SEA IP Offices make their national presentations.
After the workshop, the participating mediation officials are equipped with mediation tools and soft skills deemed necessary in resolving disputes and knowledge on the legal framework of other SEA countries and the EU. The mediators’ all-around expertise also ensures that the mediation mechanisms in the SEA countries are in place and can serve as an alternative to IPR litigation.