William Kirtley Speaks On Intellectual Property Arbitration
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Cross border Enforcement of Intellectual Property – What role for international arbitration and mediation?
What this talk is about
While the filing of patents, trademarks or design rights at the international level is by and large an uncomplicated and simple matter, thanks to swift and uncomplicated procedures provided by WIPO, international enforcement remains a complicated and costly matter. Unsurprisingly, the international IP system has been frequently quoted as lacking teeth as it leaves IP owners with the choice to either claim their rights in a multitude of different jurisdictions, different languages and legal cultures or to abandon enforcement all together. While right holders cannot expect a quick fix of a half-hearted realized international IP system, international arbitration and mediation emerges as a practical solution. In this talk William Kirtley discusses the opportunities and limitations of international arbitration and mediation as a strategy to overcome existing shortcomings of the international IP system.
May 15 2014, 12.00 GMT (UK. Time)
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About the Speaker
William Kirtleyis a Franco-American Harvard, Columbia and Sorbonne-trained lawyer, with a decade of experience focusing on international commercial arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), William Kirtley advises his clients on institutional arbitral proceedings (including ICC, ICSID, SCC, LCIA, CICA, CIArb and AFA), as well as ad hoc proceedings (frequently UNCITRAL) under common law, civil law and hybrid legal regimes, while also serving as counsel on pure public international law matters. In addition, he also serves as a consultant for the World Bank with respect to legal reform in the developing world.