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Role of ADR in IP Disputes


Dispute resolution, also recognised as dispute settlement, is the method of resolving conflicts between two sides. The words ‘dispute settlement’ and ‘conflict resolution’ are interchangeable. Dispute resolution strategies aid in settlement of disputes between individuals, states, businesses, and companies. That may be handled in various forms, either in the courts or through non-judicial methods such as arbitration, mediation, and conciliation. The real estate sector is one of the most impacted markets when it comes to conflict settlement. Any physical or real property, such as grounds, houses, air rights, or subsurface rights under or above the earth, is referred to as a real estate. Which also covers the design of modern structures such as private, commercial, and manufacturing systems.

There isn’t such a thing as a Typical property dispute. A barrister may be interested in consulting a client regarding a disagreement, writing letters before trial, and facilitating out-of-court agreement in any particular situation. If a resolution cannot be reached, you can draft or answer legal documents, facilitate negotiations, appear in court for interim trials, and then appear in court for a verdict. 


1. One of the primary reasons for including a contractual clause mandating ADR rather than public court adjudication of all disputes in an IP transaction, as in any commercial transaction involving the laws and judicial power of many different jurisdictions, is to provide the parties with the certainty that, in the event of a dispute, they will be submitting their dispute to a simple forum Without an arbitration agreement, one side or the other may bring a case in any of many courts with authority to extend its statute or judicial control to the parties or deal.

2. Arbitration and other ADR processes aim to resolve conflicts faster than public court adjudications. This happens either because, unlike public court adjudications, ADR hearings will begin instantly or because the legal simplicity in ADR results in the proceeding taking less time.

3. Disputes about intellectual property often contain proprietary relating to a patented technology, as well as trade secrets and other confidential knowledge. Since negotiation and consultation are private, the secrecy of such records is usually simpler to maintain than in a public court. And the fact of the case will be kept confidential through litigation and consultation if the parties agree.

How does mediation work in IP Disputes?

Negotiating leases is one way that mediation may be used more in land conflicts. Mediation would be an optimal opportunity for the stakeholders to sort past their problems to achieve a satisfactory solution, whether they were at a stalemate on the provisions of a new lease or a renewal.

In social housing, mediation may be particularly useful in resolving anti-social behaviour issues in the neighbourhood. Rather than one person facing an injunction or even removal from their house, mediation may help neighbours settle their differences, save social landlord resources, and allow tenants to keep their tenancies. These might be advantageous to the complainants because their neighbours would adhere to terms and conditions for their conduct, such as not playing music after a particular time, which the court might not. Since social renters are in the business of keeping tenancies, mediation serves their interests and the protagonist’s, who avoids being evicted.

Furthermore, remote consultation is seldom used, but it may be a precious method for people who have less time or face difficulties in face-to-face meetings. It may be particularly beneficial in the case of guaranteed tenancies. In either case, such tenancy records are often stored on web websites, and requests for ownership of the assets related to such residences are usually made online. Online mediation will be the logical first move.


This Article Does Not Intend To Hurt The Sentiments Of Any Individual Community, Sect, Or Religion Etcetera. This Article Is Based Purely On The Authors Personal Views And Opinions In The Exercise Of The Fundamental Right Guaranteed Under Article 19(1)(A) And Other Related Laws Being Force In India, For The Time Being. Further, despite all efforts made to ensure the accuracy and correctness of the information published, White Code VIA Mediation and Arbitration Centre shall not be responsible for any errors caused due to human error or otherwise. 

  • Introduction
  • Advantages of ADR in IP Disputes
  • how is mediation used in IP Disputes


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