Lyudmila Novosyolova, Chair of the Intellectual Property Court, opened a mediation room that can be used to settle disputes out of court and through the use of mediators provided free of charge.
Novosyolova noted that “ . . . many disputes in our court can be settled amicably. The percentage of out of court settlements is much higher than for any other category of dispute. The mediators have a good chance for success in the intellectual rights area.” Also according to Novosyolova, starting on July 3, 2013, when the IP Court began hearing cases, as many as 20 amicable settlements have been reached and 50 suits ended without a full trial, which is 10% of the total number of cases.