New funding for mediation of IP disputes


The IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) announced the mediation promotion scheme (MPS) to help businesses leverage the strengths of mediation in achieving “customized, win-win solutions”.

Designed as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR), the MPS offers parties opting for mediation to resolve IP dispute(s) with funding up to $5,500 per case regardless of its outcome. The MPS will be available as of Apr 1 2016. If you would like to know more about the eligibility of the MPS, click here for the procedural steps and learn how to apply for the mediation funding through IPOS.