Advanced seminar on International Arbitration and Intellectual Property Disputes

CEIPI is pleased to announce its new advanced seminar on “International Arbitration and Intellectual Property Disputes”.

The training will take place on-site (in Strasbourg) and online (via Zoom) over 2,5 days in autumn 2023. Dates to be confirmed soon.


The programme is open to professionals, lawyers, judges and students.

Language of training: English.


Proficiency in English required.

Application and admission

This is a non-degree training course. Admission upon validation of the application file.

Educational objectives

The seminar is intended to introduce professionals and students to the basics of International Arbitration  in the field of Intellectual Property Disputes (Arbitrability of IP Disputes, autonomy of the arbitration clause, the doctrine of Kompetenz-Kompetenz).

The seminar will present the pros and cons of  Arbitration and the advantages of  Institutional or Ad Hoc Arbitration. 

The course will also  address the various steps of the arbitration proceedings from the constitution of the arbitration panel until the recognition and enforcement of the award.



Day 1 -  afternoon

  • Introduction to arbitration
  • Overview of International Arbitration
  • Pros and cons of arbitration in the context of IP litigation
  • Ah hoc or Institutional Arbitration
  • UNCITRAL Rules
  • Med-Arb, Experts and Neutrals, Dispute Boards
  • Arbitration under the auspices of WIPO
  • Arbitration pot pourri: Compulsory arbitration regarding the determination of the remuneration to be paid by digital platform services for the use of news content: the French and Australian experience. Investment arbitration. Arbitration under the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.  The Patent mediation and arbitration centre under the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court (CETA).

Day 2 - T morning

  • Arbitrability of IP Disputes: validity, licensing, ownership, infringement, violation of moral rights 
  • Arbitration agreement, its validity and challenges against its validity

Day 2 -  afternoon

  • Arbitration agreement, its validity and challenges against its validity (continued)
  • Initiating the arbitration process: constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal
  • Workshop: Drafting of the terms of reference
  • Case study: the Emergency Arbitrator pursuant to the ICC Arbitration Rules

Day 3 - morning

  • Confidentiality and Provisional injunction in arbitration proceedings: a comparative perspective
  • Conduct of the arbitration proceedings - Determining the law applicable to the dispute
  • Workshop: written submissions

Day 3 -  afternoon

  • Case study: evidence in arbitration proceedings, including expert evidence. The International Bar Association (IBA)'s Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration
  • Challenge, Recognition and Enforcement of arbitration awards under the New York Convention (1958) 

Detailed brochure to follow shortly.


The seminar lasts 2,5 days.

Timetable (indicative)

First day: 14h00 - 18h15

Second day: 09h00 - 12h30 / 14h00 - 18h15

Third day:  09h00 - 12h45 / 14h00 - 17h15


Courses will be delivered by University Professors and leading practitioners in the field.

Teaching methods

Lectures with visual presentations, caselaw, class discussion, Q&A between the speakers and the participants.

Course materials

The speakers’ presentations and other materials will be made available online.

Type of training and certification

This training constitutes an action of adaptation and development of competences. A certificate of completion will be issued.

Seminar recognized for continuing legal education.

An evaluation survey is distributed to participants at the end of the training to measure their satisfaction.


The training will take place in a hybrid format, participants can choose between following the seminar:

  • Online (via Zoom)


  • On-site in Strasbourg (Le Cardo, 7 rue de l'Ecarlate, 67082 Strasbourg).

Registration fees


  • 1 600 € (early bird fee)
  • 1 800 €  (regular course fee)

Students (initial training):

  • 500 €*

* subject to validation by the university authorities

Information and registration

Registration is not yet open.

For any information request or to be informed of the opening of registration, please send an email to

Head of studies

Stefan Martin, Member of the Boards of Appeal at EUIPO.

Yann Basire, Associate Professor at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg, Director General and Director of the French Section of CEIPI.


Intellectual property Law / International Arbitration