"Settlement of Licensing Agreements disputants"

The Licensing Executives Society-Arab Countries in cooperation with Talal Abu Ghazaleh College of Business is organizing to hold a workshop entitled "Settlement of Licensing Agreements disputants" in the period 26-27 July 2009 in Amman-Jordan.

The Course Content:

The course consists of 14 training Hours providing participants with basic information and skills related to settlement of licensing agreements disputants. The course consists of the following five major topics:


General framework of licensing agreements:
-The importance of licensing agreements in international trade
-The role of licensing agreements in the investment and development
-The nature of licensing agreements
-The legal reality of licenses in some Arab countries


Overview of the means of settling international commercial disputes, in particular, contracts of licensing.
-Elimination
-Expertise
-Mediation
-Arbitration


Arbitration in cases of licensing
-The substance of the arbitration clause in licensing contracts: the arbitration clause, arbitration cases, arbitration is done in accordance with the regulations of PCA.
- Determine the law applicable to the licensing contracts: to determine the law applicable by the parties, to determine the law applicable by arbitrators
- The settlement of disputes such as contracts for the licensing of foreign investment: the Washington Convention to settle investment disputes, the Convention on the establishment of the Arab Council for Settlement of Investment Disputes


Means of settling disputes within the framework of the licensing contracts for the TRIPS agreement
-The general framework of the dispute settlement system set out in the framework of the TRIPS
- The friendly nature of the dispute settlement
- The institutional framework for the settlement of disputes (DSB)
- The settlement of disputes


Practical Issues in Settlement of Licensing Agreements disputants
- Participants divided into working groups for their views on resolving the dispute raised on the occasion permits, and take their views in the formulation of the solution, leading to legal solutions based on the study, which took place during the workshop, taking into account the interests of international trade at the disposition of any such dispute

After you finish this course you will be able to understand:
  • Settlement of international commercial disputes, contracts of licensing, in particular, from the elimination first, expertise Second, mediation third, leading to arbitration. In addition to the knowledge of how to settle disputes through licensing contracts focus on the issues of determining the law applicable to contracts for the licensing.
  • Dispute settlement rules of licensing contracts which are classified on the basis of contracts of foreign investment, according to the rules of the Washington Convention to settle investment disputes, the Convention on the establishment of the Arab Council for Settlement of Investment Disputes,
  • in addition to understanding the depth of the means of settling disputes within the framework of the licensing contracts for the TRIPS agreement.
Target Audience:

Judges, lawyers, responsible for the protection of intellectual property rights of corporations, offices in charge of licensing and intellectual property in public or private institutions, specialized experts, licensing and transfer of technology, responsible for the bargains to be their negotiations between the industries, postgraduate researchers (PhD, Master and Diploma of Higher Specialized Studies).

Workshop Language: Arabic