Domain names

Illustration nom de domaineThe constant growth of e-commerce, the diversification of top-level extensions from the new ICANN gTLD program, the growing market share of e-marketing strategies, Trademarks communication and the extent of branding fingerprints are all issues that make the management of domain name portfolios  a more central topic each day.

Internationally recognized actor in the world of Internet and domain names in particular, expert consultant to the most important arbitration centers, and member of the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) of ICANN, Dreyfus is probably the most advanced French firm in the area of the management and protection of domain names. We will provide you with improved strategies so as to optimize your domain names portfolios.

To help your company prevent and fight against the damage that might be caused to your online trademark, Dreyfus has developed Dreyfus IPweb® platform. This platform provides direct access to the domain name monitoring services of the firm, on social networks and advertising management platforms such as Google Adwords. For more information on Dreyfus IPweb®, please visit the area dedicated to this solution.



  • Defining and implementing valorization, protection and defense strategies of your company’s online presence.
  • Registration, administrative monitoring of domain names such as availability studies, renewal operations in France, the European Union and Internationally.
  • Domain name portfolio management: defining and implementing the valorization and protection strategy of the company’s existing domains as well as territorial concerns.
  • Domain name portfolio audits.
  • SSL certificates.
  • DNS management
  • Domain name recovery and repurchase.
  • Local presence.
  • Identify valuable available domain names to register.
  • Monitoring through the Dreyfus IPweb® platform which provides an online protection for your trademarks and domain names on various areas: gTLDs, ccTLDs, hashtag.
  • Infringement, cyber-squatting, counterfeiting, phishing and unfair competition cases.
  • Cease and desist letters, take-down notices.
  • Domain names arbitration and litigation: Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings (UDRP) and national Dispute Resolution Proceedings (DRPs) and other Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures.
  • Counsel and solutions regarding the new generic top-level domain (gTLD)
  • Feasibility study and advice on new generic extensions (gTLDs)
  • Trademark Clearing House (TMCH)
  • Intervention on domain name markets
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Trademark reform package – Deletion of the requirement for graphic representation

Posted on 16 April 2019

Following our previous analysis of the modifications generated by the draft enactment project of the “Trademark Package” in French law, we focus our analysis here on the elimination of the graphical representation requirement.

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Analysis of the risk of confusion between a domain name and a trademark within the scope of the UDRP proceedings

Posted on 10 April 2019

SOURCE: WOPI, Arbitration and Mediation Centre, 15 November 2018, No. D2018-1865, Medical Marijuana, Inc. v. Domains By Proxy, LLC / Michael Wigton, <>  The opinions of the experts may diverge regarding how to interpret the conditions of the UDRP. Here, it is the first of the conditions that is under discussion, the one according to […]

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