Location of service: 
Nationally via digital, NSW
Services offered via digital means: 
Where appropriate mediations and/or preliminary conferences may be conducted by electronic means including video conference, Skype, teleconference, Netmeeting and the like.
IP Right: 
Patents, Trade marks, Designs, Plant breeder's rights

Email: pargy@argystar.com

Phone: 02 9719 8521

Mobile: 0428 224 123


$2,200/half day, $4,500/day. Mediations are charged by the calendar day (between four and eight hours) or half day (between zero and four hours) (including GST)

Further details:

Note 1: The above rates include a preliminary conference of up to one hour at no additional charge. This preferably occurs one to two weeks before the mediation.

Note 2: Mediations which extend beyond eight hours on a single calendar day incur a surcharge of $770 per hour or part thereof (inc GST).

Note 3: Any required travel, accommodation and meals outside the Sydney metropolitan area are charged at cost.

Note 4: If the parties are unable to provide a suitable mediation venue, one will be procured at cost.

Mediation experience

Mr Argy has been a commercial solicitor, mediator and arbitrator for more than 30 years. In particular, he has mediated more than 100 intellectual property disputes.

Mediation qualifications

Mediation training: LEADR (now called Resolution Institute) 1988 NMAS-accredited since scheme inception in 2008

Fellow of the Resolution Institute Advanced Mediator Resolution Institute

Specialist experience and qualifications

Mr Argy has deep subject matter expertise in science, technology and intellectual property and he is also a computer programmer. He has been a Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panellist for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) since 1999 as well as being a member of WIPO’s global Panel of Neutrals since 2002.

He has been a domain name dispute resolution panellist for LEADR and IAMA (now Resolution Institute) since commencement of the auDRP. Mr Argy also chaired the auDA Working Group which drafted the auDRP.

He is a Director and Honorary Treasurer of the Mediator Standards Board.

He was recognised by peer review as one of the best information technology lawyers in the world for more than two decades. He remains the sole Australian member of the prestigious Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center Tech List.

Acquisition International has awarded Philip Argy and ArgyStar.com IP Mediation Service of the Year Australia for 2016 and 2017 as well as their Award for Excellence in IP Dispute Resolution and Best in Sector: IT Disputes.


In addition to his expertise in the practise of an extensive suite of alternative dispute resolution techniques, Philip Argy has been an intellectual property litigator for 40 years covering all forms of intellectual property such as trademarks, patents, copyright, designs, circuit layouts and trade secrets/confidential information.