Wipo Rules of Procedure

(a) If a sole arbitrator is to be appointed and the parties have not agreed on an appointment procedure, the sole arbitrator shall be appointed jointly by the parties. Registration Policy means the rules and regulations published by IEDR for the registration of domain names, as amended from time to time. (c) The Tribunal shall ensure that the arbitration proceedings are expeditious. It may, at the request of a party or of its own motion and in exceptional cases, extend a time limit fixed by these Rules of Procedure or agreed by the parties. In urgent cases, such an extension may be granted only by the presiding arbitrator. 2. Each body may amend its rules of procedure. (3) This compilation updates the previous Rules of Procedure contained in document A/57/INF/6 of 2017, in accordance with the amendments adopted by the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO in a decision adopted at its 63rd series of meetings held from July 14 to 22, 2022 (see WIPO document A/63/10, Paragraph 127). In addition, the Rules of Procedure of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances Assembly, adopted by the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances Assembly at its 1st ordinary session from September 21 to 25, 2020 (see WIPO documents BTAP/A/1/1 and BTAP/A/1/3, paragraph 9), have been included in the compilation.

(a) If the parties have agreed on a procedure for the appointment of the arbitrator or arbitrators, that procedure shall apply. (a) The court or tribunal shall decide on the merits of the case in accordance with the law or rules of law chosen by the parties. Unless otherwise provided, any designation of the law of a particular State shall be construed as directly referring to the substantive law of that State and not to its conflict-of-laws rules. If the parties do not have a legal option, the court will apply the law or rules of law it deems appropriate. In all cases, the court shall decide with due regard to the terms of a relevant contract and taking into account applicable commercial practices. The court may only decide as amiable composer or ex aequo et bono if the parties have expressly authorized it to do so. 2. Any intergovernmental organization which becomes a Party to the WCT under Article 17(2) or (3) shall be considered a delegation and shall enjoy the same benefits as a State delegation in accordance with these Rules. (b) If, as a result of those proceedings, the tribunal has not been constituted within the period agreed to by the parties or, in the absence of such period, within 45 days after the commencement of the arbitration, the tribunal shall be constituted or closed in accordance with article 19.

1. These General Rules of Procedure, if adopted, may be amended by a decision of that institution in respect of any institution which adopted them, provided that, as far as possible, that decision is taken in joint session and that the said body adopts the amendment in accordance with the procedure laid down for the amendment of its rules of procedure. (a) If necessary, a substitute arbitrator shall be appointed in accordance with the procedure set out in Articles 15 to 19 applicable to the appointment of the arbitrator to be replaced. * For details on the amendments to the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty and access to decisions of the Assembly of the International Union for International Patent Cooperation (PCT Assembly) concerning their entry into force and transitional provisions, please refer to the relevant reports of the PCT Assembly, available at the International Bureau or on the WIPO website at www.wipo.int/pct/en/meetings/assemblies/reports.htm. In this Regulation, the deletion of a provision from the previously applicable text is indicated only in cases where this is necessary to avoid gaps in the numbering system. 1. These General Rules of Procedure shall apply to the organs of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), to the organs of the various international associations whose administrative functions it exercises, to the bodies established under international agreements which it is responsible for administering, to the subsidiary bodies of such bodies and to ad hoc committees of experts convened by the Director General of WIPO. to the extent that such General Rules of Procedure are not contrary to the international treaties establishing such bodies or to the special rules of procedure of such organs, subsidiary bodies or committees. 2.

The provisions of Part II of the General Rules of Procedure shall, as far as possible, serve as rules of procedure for ad hoc committees of experts. Where they apply to such committees, the Director-General may amend them in each individual case, either on his own initiative or at the request of the ad hoc committee of experts concerned. (c) Notwithstanding the procedure set forth in subparagraph (b) above, the Center shall have the power to otherwise appoint the sole arbitrator or the presiding arbitrator if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the procedure described in this paragraph is not appropriate for the case. [8] The rules have not been formally formulated as standards (see documents SCP/1/1 and SCP/1/7 and SCP/2/13). The formal formulation of the rules was carried out by the publisher. If the other party does not accept the rejection and the challenged arbitrator does not resign, the decision to reject it shall be made by the Center in accordance with its internal procedures. This decision is administrative and final in nature. The Centre does not have to give reasons for its decision. 3. Except where the procedure laid down in Article 34(1) of the general rules is followed, the election shall take place as follows: The Member States shall be called in the order of names in French, after drawing lots of the letter of the alphabet with which the roll-call vote is to begin; the name of each State shall be decided by the Assembly upon its re-election; where appropriate, the most recently nominated States shall be excluded from re-election if this is necessary to prevent the two-thirds proportion from being exceeded; the Assembly then elects the number of new members required to reach the total number of members to be elected.