The parties in the mediation Leonid Kovalkov v. JNBK Group Private Limited  SGIPOS MED 1 had been embroiled in several disputes before the Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS) since 2012, including several that proceeded to full hearings and resulted in three full grounds of decision.
There were two further proceedings between the parties that they chose to submit to mediation. While the parties were unable to conclude a mediation settlement agreement, the proceedings that were the subject of the mediation were withdrawn.
This could be seen as a win-win for both parties, particularly given their acrimonious history. The case showcases the value of mediation even when no final settlement agreement is reached.
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