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WIPO Arbitration Rules
Effective from October 1, 1994

Chapter I - General Provisions

Abbreviated Expressions

Article 1

Scope of Application of Rules

Article 2

Article 3

Notices, Periods of Time

Article 4

Documents Required to Be Submitted to the Center

Article 5

Chapter II - Commencement of the Arbitration

Request for Arbitration

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Answer to the Request

Article 11

Article 12

Representation

Article 13

Chapter III - Composition and Establishment of the Tribunal

Number of Arbitrators

Article 14

Appointment Pursuant to Procedure Agreed Upon by the Parties

Article 15

Appointment of a Sole Arbitrator

Article 16

Appointment of Three Arbitrators

Article 17

Appointment of Three Arbitrators in Case of Multiple Claimants or Respondents

Article 18

Default Appointment

Article 19

Nationality of Arbitrators

Article 20

Communication Between Parties and Candidates for Appointment as Arbitrator

Article 21

Impartiality and Independence

Article 22

Availability, Acceptance and Notification

Article 23

Challenge of Arbitrators

Article 24

Article 25

Article 26

Article 27

Article 28

Article 29

Release from Appointment

Article 30

Article 31

Article 32

Replacement of an Arbitrator

Article 33

Article 34

Truncated Tribunal

Article 35

Pleas as to the Jurisdiction of the Tribunal

Article 36

Chapter IV - Conduct of the Arbitration

Transmission of the File to the Tribunal

Article 37

General Powers of the Tribunal

Article 38

Place of Arbitration

Article 39

Language of Arbitration

Article 40

Statement of Claim

Article 41

Statement of Defense

Article 42

Further Written Statements

Article 43

Amendments to Claims or Defense

Article 44

Communication Between Parties and Tribunal

Article 45

Interim Measures of Protection; Security for Claims and Costs

Article 46

Preparatory Conference

Article 47

Evidence

Article 48

Experiments

Article 49

Site Visits

Article 50

Agreed Primers and Models

Article 51

Disclosure of Trade Secrets and Other Confidential Information

Article 52

Hearings

Article 53

Witnesses

Article 54

Experts Appointed by the Tribunal

Article 55

Default

Article 56

Closure of Proceedings

Article 57

Waiver

Article 58

Chapter V - Awards and other Decisions

Laws Applicable to the Substance of the Dispute, the Arbitration and the Arbitration Agreement

Article 59

Currency and Interest

Article 60

Decision-Making

Article 61

Form and Notification of Awards

Article 62

Time Period for Delivery of the Final Award

Article 63

Effect of Award

Article 64

Settlement or Other Grounds for Termination

Article 65

Correction of the Award and Additional Award

Article 66

Chapter VI - Fees and Costs

Fees of the Center

Article 67

Article 68

Fees of the Arbitrators

Article 69

Deposits

Article 70

Award of Costs of Arbitration

Article 71

Award of Costs Incurred by a Party

Article 72

Chapter VII - Confidentiality

Confidentiality of the Existence of the Arbitration

Article 73

Confidentiality of Disclosures Made During the Arbitration

Article 74

Confidentiality of the Award

Article 75

Maintenance of Confidentiality by the Center and Arbitrator

Article 76

Chapter VIII - Miscellaneous

Exclusion of Liability

Article 77

Waiver of Defamation

Article 78

Metadata

SiSU Metadata, document information

Manifest

SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

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WIPO Arbitration Rules
Effective from October 1, 1994

Chapter III - Composition and Establishment of the Tribunal

Appointment of Three Arbitrators

Article 17

(a) Where three arbitrators are to be appointed and the parties have not agreed upon a procedure of appointment, the arbitrators shall be appointed in accordance with this Article.

(b) The Claimant shall appoint an arbitrator in its Request for Arbitration. The Respondent shall appoint an arbitrator within 30 days from the date on which it receives the Request for Arbitration. The two arbitrators thus appointed shall, within 20 days after the appointment of the second arbitrator, appoint a third arbitrator, who shall be the presiding arbitrator.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), where three arbitrators are to be appointed as a result of the exercise of the discretion of the Center under Article 14(b), the Claimant shall, by notice to the Center and to the Respondent, appoint an arbitrator within 15 days after the receipt by it of notification by the Center that the Tribunal is to be composed of three arbitrators. The Respondent shall appoint an arbitrator within 30 days after the receipt by it of the said notification. The two arbitrators thus appointed shall, within 20 days after the appointment of the second arbitrator, appoint a third arbitrator, who shall be the presiding arbitrator.

(d) If the appointment of any arbitrator is not made within the applicable period of time referred to in the preceding paragraphs, that arbitrator shall be appointed in accordance with Article 19.


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