Advantages of IP mediation and arbitration for SMEs

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Free of charge
Small and Medium-sized enterprises
SME intermediary associations
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Admission: Free of charge (registration as user required)

Target: Small and Medium-sized enterprises, SME intermediary associations, Latin American SMEs engaged in business cooperation with EU firms

Time: 16.00h (CET)

Location: Online

Language: English

Eligibility: Small and Medium-sized enterprises (Less than 250 employees) or SME intermediary associations from the European Union only

Event description

Court litigation tends to be expensive and time-consuming. Moreover, in many Latin-American countries decisions are taken by non-specialized people, which does not provide any certainty about the result.

The webinar aims to give an overview to the European SMEs on how they can best solve Intellectual Property related disputes in an alternative way thanks to mediation and arbitration.

SMEs will also be provided expert tips and watch-outs to bear in case of conflict.

Moreover, any queries that the EU companies might have, shall be answered by the experts during the training session.

About the Speakers

Leandro Toscano, a national of Argentina, was admitted as an attorney by the Bar Association of Buenos Aires following studies in law at the University of Buenos Aires. He holds an LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution from the University of London. Before joining WIPO in 2008, he was in private practice in intellectual property and information technology law. Leandro was the Center's representative at Maxwell Chambers in Singapore from 2011 until mid-2014. Leandro is a Legal Officer at the Arbitration and Mediation Center of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Gonzalo Bleda, a national of Spain, admitted as an attorney by the Bar Association of Madrid, is a lawyer specialist in e-commerce, information technology, and intellectual property (LLM in intellectual property law at Queen Mary University of London) and commercial law (LLM in business law at IE Law School). Before joining WIPO in 2015, he was in private practice in intellectual property and information technology law. Gonzalo is a Legal Case Manager at the Arbitration and Mediation Center of WIPO.

About the webinars

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk webinars are business-oriented, online trainings, which could be attended from any internet-connected place. This free-of-charge events are conducted by top professionals that know exactly what an SME needs to know to improve its business strategy regarding IP registration and enforcement in the Latin America region. 

Join our next webinars and get in contact with same-interests companies or have a look at our past webinars and do not miss the chance to harness from others' real-life cases. 

Additionally, if you would like to have a webinar on a specific topic that may be of help for your SME, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail. Your opinion and suggestions are very important to us!

About the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IP rights matters to facilitate the expansion of European SMEs (EU SMEs and SMEs from the Associated countries) already established at, or working with entities in Latin America as well as those potentially interested in establishing commercial and R&D activities and ventures in these countries.


Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk:

Latin America IPR SME Helpdesks is a European Union co-funded project that provides European SMEs with free, practical, business advice relating to IPR in Latin America. To learn about any aspect of intellectual property rights, visit our online portal at For free expert advice on Latin America IPR for your business, e-mail your questions to: You will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within three working days.