ACID’s (Anti Copying In Design) national Mediate to Resolve service for dispute resolution is based on the organisation’s extensive experience handling mediations. Over 3500+ ACID mediations have taken place, of which less than 30% have required further legal intervention.
ACID’S national network of Accredited Mediators offer a wealth of intellectual property dispute resolution experience. Their mix of negotiation style and skill provides a comprehensive service to those seeking mediation as a real alternative to litigation.
Many organisations are not familiar with the stages of the mediation process – and there is no reason why they should be – until they need it! At ACID, we are frequently asked “What mediation is and how does it work?”. Mediation is a confidential meeting between two parties who are in dispute which enables them to retain control over the outcome. They are guided through the process by a skilled mediator who will use his or her expertise to restore or rebuild a harmonious relationship, but has no authority to impose an outcome.
These days the demands on businesses to succeed and grow are severely hampered by the increase in intellectual property infringement. Taking action against those who seek the fast track to market through IP theft places huge fiscal and time restrictions on the day-to-day running of organisations. ACID has spent the last decade encouraging parties in disputes to seek mediation sooner rather than later and Government is now sending a strong message to judges to look more favourably on disputing companies who seek mediation prior to any court applications.
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