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Abu-Ghazaleh Announces the Establishment of the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution

07-May-2013 | Source : | Visits : 8768
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AMMAN - The Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS) Board of Directors held its extraordinary meeting chaired by AIPMAS president HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, and attended by Society’s Board of Directors and members. 

The meeting was inaugurated by the General Assembly's discussion of Article (4), Paragraph E "Society's Purposes" which stipulates that supervising the procedures of settling intellectual property-related disputes shall be done through mediation or arbitration, or through any other means to settle disputes, by establishing a center specialized in intellectual property-related disputes, in accordance with the regulating rules and basics and adoption of the mediation and arbitration rules. 

The General Assembly unanimously agreed to establish the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR). The Legal Department at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization was entrusted to take necessary actions for this purpose provided that the center will be totally owned by the Society.

It was agreed to translate this decision to attach it to the registration certificate upon the issuance of its translated version to send it to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and to register the center’s name (ACDR) as a trademark and to register the center’s domain name.

Concerning the establishment of ACDR, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said that this is the fifth accredited center in the world, and being in the Arab region has a special importance by focusing on the domain name-related disputes especially with the existence of arbitrators from all over the world capable to settle the domain name disputes in many languages. Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his hope for the center to undertake its duties and properly play its role to serve the region.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh pointed out that he dedicated his efforts and the experience of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization to have this center comes into existence since he believes in the importance of arbitration as the best way to settle disputes outside courts, as it is of the most common methods to settle disputes.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh asserted that AIPMAS aims to settle Intellectual Property- related disputes, encourage studies and researches, issue scientific publications, and organize IP conferences, seminars and workshops.

The Arab Intellectual Property, Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS)  is a non-profit organization that was established in Amman Jordan, by some of the top practitioners of the many fields of intellectual property (IP) in the Arab region, headed by Mr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh.  Its mission is to bring together the IP professionals and practitioners in the Arab region and to help build awareness and understanding of intellectual property issues and their dynamics.

AIPMAS works to foster the development of intellectual property laws and systems, in the Arab region, and the building of capacities among Arab practitioners. The Society also focuses on the activities of its Center of Mediation and Arbitration which resolves conflicts in the area of Intellectual Property through international arbitrators applying international rules. AIPMAS implements a broad range of activities, such as assisting in the development of IP laws and systems, holding seminars, workshops, teaching and training courses, research projects as well as through its many publications.

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