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 – Changes regarding the invalidity proceedings

Posted on 26 June 2019

Our study of the draft orders transposing the Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 16, 2015, leads us today to examine the invalidity action. The owner of an earlier mark who is instituting invalidity proceedings may now be opposed by the defendant non-use of the earlier mark. In addition, the invalidity action becomes imprescriptible.

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The EUIPO and EURid have launched a new monitoring service for .eu and .ею domain name registrations.

Posted on 24 June 2019

On May 20 2019, EUIPO and EURid announced in two separate press releases that they have launched a new monitoring service for domain names in .eu and .ею (See EUIPO press release and EURid press release).

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