"Arbitrating and Mediating Trade Marks", a one-day MARQUES seminar, will be held on 19 April at the lovely London office of law firm and MARQUES member Bristows. According to the event's web page:
This seminar will consider the fundamentals behind arbitration and mediation in the trade marks context.
The morning session will focus on trade mark arbitration, although in practice still quite rare. The sessions will share experiences with arbitrated trade mark disputes. Delegates will hear the perspectives of an experienced arbitrator, a party representative and the Director of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.
The afternoon session will consider the fundamentals behind mediation of trade mark disputes and when it might be appropriate. Delegates will hear the perspective of both a mediator as well as that of a lawyer representing a client at mediation and how a lawyer can help. How to mediate trade mark disputes in the US will be discussed and a speaker from OHIM will present about using their mediation service.
Click here for full programme details and here to register.