As the laws concerned with intellectual property are complex, parties may appoint a mediator with expertise of the relevant laws of intellectual property.
As intellectual property disputes are often concerned with parties from across borders, the single forum offered by mediation is more desirable than the country-by-country conduct of litigation.
Intellectual property disputes are often concerned with highly confidential information. While court results are publicised, mediation proceedings and settlements remain confidential.
Proceedings of intellectual property disputes brought to trial often take a long time and thus are of high costs. Mediation offers more time and cost effective proceedings suited to the parties and the mediator.