Biography

Emmanuel Gillet

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My area of expertise is focused, on the one hand, on the protection of brands online and, on the other hand, on the out-of-court settlement of disputes concerning intellectual property rights. I have been working on protecting brands online since 2002 both in the private sector and in academia. As such, I advise the parties in particular in extra-judicial procedures relating to domain names. My law thesis deals with alternative methods of settling disputes relating to intellectual property. I have also participated in several arbitration proceedings, with seats in Paris and London, involving questions relating to the connection between arbitration law and intellectual property law.

  • Doctor of Laws, University of Grenoble
  • Paris Bar (not registered)
  • Master in International Arbitration, University of Versailles
  • Master in Intellectual Property, 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 am currently working as a consultant for IP Twins, a 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). In the past, I had worked for nine years as an in-house legal counsel for Indom. Finally, I held the position of visiting scholar 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 of domain names in 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
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Domain Name Panelist, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC)