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THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION CENTER (WIPO CENTER)

THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION CENTER (WIPO CENTER)

International disputes started to appear more in the world of trade and law as a result of the rapid development of world trade. National legal systems remain stable within this rapid development of intense and complex problems, and thus, international disputes are subject to delayed settlements. Hence, arbitral tribunals have become increasingly preferred for the establishment of international commercial disputes due to their rapidness, confidentiality and impartiality of their expert arbitrators. World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Centre (WIPO Center) is a non- profit, international alternative dispute resolution centre which settles disputes arising from intellectual property disagreements between private parties. WIPO was established in Stockholm on 14 July 1967 with the WIPO Convention and entered into force in 1970. In 1974, WIPO became one of the specialised agencies of the United Nations. WIPO`s jurisdiction; governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention. WIPO currently embodies 191 member states and its headquarter is located in Geneva, Switzerland. WIPO offers intellectual property services including alternative dispute resolution through the instrumentality of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre which was established in 1994. The Centre includes mediators, arbitrators and experts who are specialised in all fields of intellectual property and in dispute resolution. Justinianus Moot Courts 2019 will entertain a copyright infringement case which includes a music plagiarism dispute between the British rock band Queen and rapper Robert Matthew Van Winkle professionally known as Vanilla Ice. In the case of Queen and Bowie v. Vanilla Ice participants will have the chance to become arbitrators and councils of the WIPO Arbitration where they will settle the dispute regarding an copyright infringement allegation for Queen/Bowie collaborated song ”Under Pressure” and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” take over.

Court information

  • Case

    Queen and Bowie v. Vanilla Ice

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