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WIPO recruiting Legal Officer


Geneva, Switzerland, 29 January 2014

Description

The position is located in the Information and External Relations Section of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, which is a resource center for the resolution of intellectual property disputes between private parties through methods other than court litigation. The Center's areas of activity are covered by three Sections: the IP Disputes Management Section; the Information and External Relations Section; and the Internet Dispute Resolution Section. The Information and External Relations Section is responsible for the promotion of WIPO alternative dispute resolution and for production of materials on the Center's services and activities for publication, and for conferences and training programs. The incumbent furthermore contributes to the legal and organizational work of the Center by monitoring and providing input for the development and implementation of Center-supported dispute resolution policies tailored to local and regional needs. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Section Head.

Main duties

The incumbent performs the following tasks:

  • Promote the services of the Center in the administration of mediation, arbitration and expert determination cases and develop related marketing strategies.

  • Produce materials on WIPO alternative dispute resolution for publication, and for conferences and training programs. Promote participation at such events, represent the Center and maintain contact with participants.

  • Provide input for the establishment and promotion of new Center-supported dispute resolution policies tailored to local and regional needs and implement such policies, and liaise with relevant authorities for this purpose.

  • Manage mediation, arbitration and expert determination cases filed with the Center.

  • Provide procedural guidance in relation to WIPO alternative dispute resolution in response to queries received.

  • Keep abreast of developments, undertake legal and marketing research in local and regional dispute resolution practices relevant to potential demand for the Center's services and draft publications on IP alternative dispute resolution.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

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