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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


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


Article 48


Article 49

Site Visits

Article 50

Agreed Primers and Models

Article 51

Disclosure of Trade Secrets and Other Confidential Information

Article 52


Article 53


Article 54

Experts Appointed by the Tribunal

Article 55


Article 56

Closure of Proceedings

Article 57


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


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


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


SiSU Metadata, document information


SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

WIPO Arbitration Rules, Effective from October 1, 1994

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

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WIPO Arbitration Rules
Effective from October 1, 1994

Chapter I - General Provisions

Notices, Periods of Time

Article 4

(a) Any notice or other communication that may or is required to be given under these Rules shall be in writing and shall be delivered by expedited postal or courier service, or transmitted by telex, telefax or other means of telecommunication that provide a record thereof.

(b) A party's last known residence or place of business shall be a valid address for the purpose of any notice or other communication in the absence of any notification of a change by that party. Communications may in any event be addressed to a party in the manner stipulated or, failing such a stipulation, according to the practice followed in the course of the dealings between the parties.

(c) For the purpose of determining the date of commencement of a time limit, a notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received on the day it is delivered or, in the case of telecommunications, transmitted in accordance with paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Article.

(d) For the purpose of determining compliance with a time- limit, a notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been sent, made or transmitted if it is dispatched, in accordance with paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Article, prior to or on the day of the expiration of the time limit.

(e) For the purpose of calculating a period of time under these Rules, such period shall begin to run on the day following the day when a notice or other communication is received. If the last day of such period is an official holiday or a non-business day at the residence or place of business of the addressee, the period is extended until the first business day which follows. Official holidays or non-business days occurring during the running of the period of time are included in calculating the period.

(f) The parties may agree to reduce or extend the periods of time referred to in Articles 11, 15(b), 16(b), 17(b), 17(c), 18(b), 19(b)(iii), 41(a) and 42(a).

(g) The Center may, at the request of a party or on its own motion, extend the periods of time referred to in Articles 11, 15(b), 16(b), 17(b), 17(c), 18(b), 19(b)(iii), 67(d), 68(e) and 70(e).

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