Biography

Emmanuel Gillet

Area of expertiseonline brand protection; and out-of-court settlement of disputes related to intellectual property rights.

I have been working in the brand protection industry since 2002 both in the private sector and in academia. My Ph.D. thesis deals with alternative methods of settling disputes relating to intellectual property rights.

I advise parties on IP-related arbitration issues, and complex extra-judicial cases relating to domain names. I have also participated in several ICC international arbitration proceedings, with seats in Paris and London, involving questions relating to the connection between arbitration law and IP law.

  • Doctor of Laws, University of Grenoble (Arbitration of intellectual property disputes)
  • Paris Bar (not registered)
  • Master in International Arbitration, University of Versailles
  • Master in Intellectual Property, University of Montpellier
  • Certificate in White Collar Crimes, University of Montpellier
  • Certificate “University Teaching”, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Certificate “Becoming Online Teacher”, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • French nationality
  • Languages: French, and English
  • Location: Sydney

Practice

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I currently work as a consultant for IP Twins, a corporate domain name registrar with over 15 years of experience in domain name portfolio strategy and management. IP Twins also offers brand protection services in the digital environment (anti-counterfeiting and anti-cybersquatting monitoring). Previously, I had worked for nine years as an in-house legal counsel for Indom (another domain name registrar). I also held a visiting scholar poison within the European Union Academic Programme in Hong Kong (EUAP-HK) to organize a six-month awareness campaign against counterfeiting.

Research

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I obtained my Ph. D in law at the University of Grenoble (France). My thesis deals with out-of-court dispute resolution and intellectual property. Previously, I had devoted my master’s thesis to the extra-judicial settlement of copyright disputes.

My current research tends to demonstrate that the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards could be an effective instrument in the fight against cybersquatting and online counterfeiting, using erga omnes arbitration agreements.

Teaching

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I taught the legal aspects of domain names and domain name system governance at Montpellier 1 University for several years. Subsequently, I taught for two years at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU Faculty of Business): contract law, torts, and legal aspects of e-commerce. I obtained two certificates for teaching at university, one of which is dedicated to blended learning.

Affiliation

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  • Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)