Webinar: Mediation and Arbitration for Green Innovation Disputes

April 18, 2020

On April 22, 2020, to mark World Intellectual Property Day 2020 – celebrated under the theme Innovate for a green futureWIPO GREEN, together with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center, will hold a webinar on mediation and arbitration for disputes related to green innovation.

Who is the webinar for?

The webinar will be useful to green technology developers, individual or corporate, owning intellectual property (IP) rights to their inventions, as well as for external and in-house lawyers in this industry sector. It can also serve IP professionals working with green technologies in general.

What will you learn?

You will learn how mediation and arbitration can be used to resolve green innovation disputes, without the need for court litigation. You will also learn how to draft efficient dispute resolution clauses for your green technology contracts.

Why arbitration and mediation?

With the global focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation measures, development of sustainable technologies is growing exponentially. Efficient dispute avoidance and resolution practices are among the key IP skills for innovators. Mediation and arbitration may help parties to find time- and cost-effective solutions to their disputes, contributing to the continuation of research activities and commercialization of research results.

Event details

Title: Mediation and arbitration for green innovation disputes

There are two attendance times available for the webinar (sessions 1 and 2), for the convenience of the global audience. The recording of the webinar will be made available to everyone registered to attend.

Session 1: April 22, 2020 (10:00 – 11:00 CEST)

Register for session 1

Session 2: April 22, 2020 (17:00 – 18:00 CEST)

Register for session 2

Speakers and organizers

Anja von der Ropp is Senior Program Coordinator, Climate Change and Food Security, at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). She established and administers the WIPO GREEN marketplace for sustainable technology. WIPO GREEN was launched in 2013 to help accelerate green innovation and diffusion of sustainable technologies through a global network.

Ms. von der Ropp has more than 20 years’ experience in IP and innovation in relation to global public policy issues such as climate change, food security and public health. Prior to joining WIPO in 2005, she worked as a journalist in Berlin covering matters related to European health law and policy and as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Bremen, specializing in Intellectual Property Law. She holds a Master's Degree in European Legal Studies from the College of Europe.

Leandro holds a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires and an LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution from the University of London (Queen Mary / UCL). Before joining WIPO in 2008, he was in private practice in IP and information technology law. Leandro was the WIPO Center's representative in Singapore from 2011 until mid-2014.


WIPO GREEN is a global marketplace for sustainable technology, supporting global efforts to address climate change. Through its online database and regional activities, WIPO GREEN connects green tech seekers and providers in order to catalyze green innovation and accelerate green tech transfer and diffusion.