A form of alternative dispute resolution in which an authorized individual sits as the arbiter of a legal dispute in lieu of a formal judicial proceeding. Arbitration may be binding or non-binding, depending on the agreement of the parties. Even if arbitration is binding, appeals to a district court can still be made in some cases. Very often, arbitration tends to be less formal, less expensive and faster. However, courts in a trademark infringement or dilution case can often hear a motion for temporary injunction very quickly as well, if all the requirements for a temporary injunction are met.