In its 2010 review of post-grant enforcement, the former Advisory Council on IP (ACIP) recommended IP Australia work with other organisations to establish an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) resource. This would improve the options and provide a lower-cost approach for resolving IP disputes other than litigation.
IP Australia proposes establishing a mediation referral service. The proposed service will provide a list of accredited ADR providers with expertise in a range of IP rights.
IP Australia has launched an IP Mediation Referral Service and associated content on alternative dispute resolution, including remote access to WIPO's Arbitration and Mediation Center. These services will help parties to IP disputes to access ADR, and provides a lower-cost alternative to litigation. See https://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/ip-infringement/enforcing-your-ip/resolut... for more information.