HKIAC Hoping To Cash In On Increased IP Arbitration

By Caroline Simson (April 8, 2016, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A recent initiative by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre to add a panel of arbitrators for intellectual property disputes is a positive development as it becomes more common for such disputes to be arbitrated, but it remains to be seen whether the panel will become widely used.

The HKIAC's announcement last month that it had launched a 30-member panel of arbitrators offering extensive experience in IP matters shows that the institution has recognized this as one way to potentially increase its already top-notch reputation and popularity as an arbitral center.

"I think that the HKIAC has very wisely latched onto...

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