Dreyfus and Associés
|Industry:||Intellectual Property Law|
|Headquarters:||78 Avenue Raymond Poincaré|
|Nathalie Dreyfus, Founder and CEO|
Emmanuel Harrar, IT Department Head
Dreyfus and Associés is a internationally recognized law firm specializing in Industrial Property, Information Technology, and Intellectual Property, it was founded by attorney and intellectual property expert, Nathalie Dreyfus, in 2004. While they are based in Paris, France, the firm is active throughout Europe as well as internationally. The firm's steady growth and international focus was underscored in November, 2009, when Dreyfus and Associés opened up an office in Strasbourg, Germany.
The firm focuses on all issues related to the successful management of a client's intellectual property rights. This could include trademarks, design, copyright, domain names, patents; they are concerned with IP issues both on and off the Internet. This means they are involved in the acquisition, maintenance, enhancement and defense of their clients IP rights.
In the 5 years between the creation of the firm in 2004 and 2009, around 200 UDRP complaints were filed, and 70 decisions were rendered; the result was a 99% success rate for the firm. The general success rate within the UDRP process is 85%.
The firm actively participates in numerous international and regional organizations, conferences, and industry working groups, including:
- International Trademark Association
- European Community Trademark Association
- Chartered Institute of French Trademark, Patent & Design Attorneys (CNCPI)
- Association of French Trademark, Patent & Design Attorneys (ACPI)
- International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
- Trademarks & Designs Practices Association (APRAM)
Awards and Recognition
Dreyfus and Associés were recognized by the 2011 Tropheés du Droit for their outstanding work with regards to Intellectual Property arbitration. The awards are held every two years to recognize outstanding teams and lawyers within the French legal industry.
Multiple magazines and legal guides have recognized the firm as fitting into the "Excellent", and "Widely Known" categories.
Nathalie Dreyfus was nominated as an expert in 2009 before the French Court of Appeals.