IP Mediation Certification Programme (IPMC)

IP Mediation Certification (IPMC) programme is a joint effort between SMC and Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). IPMC is open to all SMC Accredited Mediators.

This 1-day certification programme is designed to enhance a mediator’s skills in mediating IP disputes. This programme covers the basics of IP law, as well as issues and practical pointers in IP mediation. Participants will learn how to generate settlement options and draft a settlement agreement. This is a highly interactive training programme with exercises and a role play. Anyone who is interested in acquiring IP mediation skills, including lawyers as well as C-suite executives, professionals, managers and other executives who want to advance their professional skills, should attend this training.

To be an SMC Accredited Mediator, applicant has to complete the Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals Module 1 (SCMP1) and Module 2 (SCMP2) and pass the Mediation Skills Assessment (MSA). Those who receive a minimum pass for MSA will be called SMC Accredited Mediator. Registration for these courses is found here.

To be accredited as an SMC Certified IP Mediator, you must obtain a pass in the IP Mediation Certification Assessment. You will not, however, be placed on SMC’s IP Specialist Mediator Panel* nor be assigned cases by SMC**.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

1. Explain the basic principles of IP law
2. Describe features of IP disputes which make them suitable for mediation
3. Apply the basic principles of IP law to identify settlement options during mediation of IP disputes
4. Identify parties’ interests underlying their positions in the IP dispute
5. Evaluate the dispute in order to reality-test parties’ best and worst alternative to a negotiated agreement
6. Apply the basic principles of IP law in crafting valid settlement terms 



*Those who passed the IP Mediation Specialist Certification Assessment and wish to be on SMC’s IP Specialist Mediator Panel will need to sign up and clear the requirement to be on SMC’s Panel of Mediators as follows i. obtain a distinction in SMC’s Mediation Skills Assessment (MSA) and ii. clear the interview stage.
**Those already on SMC’s Panel of Mediators will automatically be empanelled on SMC’s IP Specialist Mediator Panel upon passing the IP Mediation Specialist Certification Assessment. SMC does not guarantee assignment of cases.

Course & Assessment dates

  • Course 16 Sep 2022, 9.00am to 5.30pm [In-person]
  • Assessment 19 Sep 2022, 4.00pm to 5.30pm [Online]

 

Course Fee

TYPE REGISTRATION FEE (INCLUSIVE OF GST)
Regular $535.00
Early bird $481.50

 

Assessment Fee

TYPE REGISTRATION FEE (INCLUSIVE OF GST)
Regular $160.50
Early bird $107.00

*Not eligible for Skills Future Credit

 

Registration

Interested applicants may register for this training programme here.

Please click here on how to proceed with the registration via Skilleto.

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD):

An applicant may claim the following CPD points, where relevant:

  1. Singapore Institute of Legal Education

The Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) has accredited this training programme as follows:

CPD points for lawyers: TBC

Practice area: Intellectual Property

Training level: Advanced

Applicants who require CPD points should state their Admission as Advocate and Solicitor Number (AAS No) on the registration form.

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information..

  1. Council for Estate Agencies (CEA)

The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has accredited this training programme as follows:

CPD Credit Hours: TBC CPD Core Hours

For more information on CEA’s CPD Scheme, please click here.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Training Team
Tel: +65 6335 5036/+65 6335 5037/+65 6335 5038
Fax: +65 6333 5085
Email: training@mediation.com.sg

 

This course is accredited by:

 

Notice

SMC reserves the right to cancel a training programme or assessment, and to change published details without prior notice. SMC also reserves the right to change its terms and conditions at any time.

 

Eligibility criteria

Academic qualification

Interested applicants must hold a diploma or a degree in any discipline.

 

Pre-requisite

Interested applicants must be an SMC Accredited Mediator.

 

Exemptions

  1. Experienced IP lawyers may be exempted from the course but need to pass the assessment. Exemption to the training programme is solely on the discretion of IPOS and SMC

 

Notice

SMC reserves the right to cancel a training programme or assessment, and to change published details without prior notice. SMC also reserves the right to change its terms and conditions at any time.

  • More details will be released at a later date.

    Notice

    SMC reserves the right to cancel a training programme or assessment, and to change published details without prior notice. SMC also reserves the right to change its terms and conditions at any time.