Arbitrating and Mediating IP Licensing Disputes in Fashion and Entertainment



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May 10, 2024
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IP trademarks and licensing is a critical component of modern economies, powering innovation in various creative sectors by offering distinctive protection across categories of products and enabling others to produce and sell products and services leveraging brands. This webinar explores the value of ADR as an effective way to resolve IP disputes for internationally renowned brands arising within the entertainment and fashion industries. Parties to disputes within these industries are often sensitive to image and reputational damage necessitating specialized ADR practitioners with deep industry knowledge.

Meet the Speakers
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Ghada Audi


International Mediator & Arbitrator, Ghada Qaisi Audi, ADR, Co-Founder, Taro Ishida

Ghada Audi serves as tribunal chair, sole arbitrator, emergency arbitrator and by party- appointment under the rules of various arbitral institutions as well as ad hoc. In June 2023, Ghada was empaneled by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). In October 2020, she joined the commercial arbitration panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Ghada was named to the roster of arbitrators of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in February 2020 to arbitrate securities-related disputes. She is an appointed panel member of the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (Manama and Riyadh) since May 2012.

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Malcolm S. McNeil


BHBA President Partner & International Practice Co-Leader ArentFox Schiff LLP

Malcolm has over 35 years of litigation and commercial experience in a wide variety of matters including business/commercial, construction (defect and coverage issues), employment disputes, administrative proceedings, trade secrets, probate, media and entertainment, intellectual property, partnership dissolutions, and real estate. Malcolm has 25 years of experience resolving civil disputes as a mediator and is a panel mediator for the United States District Court, Central District of California.

 Malcolm has litigated issues for a wide variety of businesses including those in the venture capital formation, retail, entertainment, textile, manufacturing, import/export, real estate investment, aviation, and publishing. He is keenly aware of the legal and business needs of his clients, and provides strategic solutions to commercial disputes that help enable his clients’ businesses to keep moving forward. He also has experience in cross-border negotiations and has an established network of colleagues globally assisting foreign countries as needs arise. Malcolm’s practice has included representation of clients in most forums, including a range of administrative forums, statewide and nationally. Known for his leadership and accomplishments, particularly for clients with business interests in China, Malcolm is a panel member on the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration, the Beijing International Arbitration Commission, and the Harbin Arbitration Commission. Malcolm serves as the co-leader of ArentFox Schiff’s International Group, and is the president of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

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