Nathalie Dreyfus

Professional ExperienceFounder of Dreyfus & Associates, Nathalie Dreyfus is a specialist in Intellectual Property Law and French and European trademark attorney. She is a renowned expert consultant of the Court of Appeals of Paris, as well as of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre and the National Arbitration Forum (NAF). She is also an expert in issues related to the Internet and new technology.
Dispute Resolution Experience and TrainingSince 1992, daily practice of intellectual and industrial property law (trademarks, designs, copyright, patents, software, contracts), Internet domain names disputes, e-commerce, unfair competition and competition law, new technologies law, distribution and licensing, protection and domain name registrations;

Strategy in relation to the protection and defence of intellectual property rights on the web, including settlements, counterfeiting, transfers, cancellations, UDRP procedures, out of court actions, follow up of court actions;

Adjunct professor at the University of Strasbourg and at the National School for the Judicial Profession, and regularly speaks at conferences in France and abroad;

Numerous conferences in France and abroad;

Mission of the European Commission in Georgia for the development of Intellectual Property.

Professional Qualifications

Expert or Panelist:

  • Expert before the Court of Appeals of Paris;
  • Expert before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center;
  • Expert before the National Arbitration Forum (NAF);
  • Expert before the Belgian Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CEPINA);
  • Expert before the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center (ADNDRC);
  • Expert before the Czech Arbitration Court (.eu and gTLDs);
  • Panelist in the Paris Mediation and Arbitration Center (CMAP).


  • International trademark Association (INTA);
  • “Internet” commission of the French Association of Practitioners in Trademark and Designs Law, (APRAM);
  • President of the “Designs commission” of the French Association of Practitioners in Trademark and Designs Law”, (APRAM);
  • Friend of CEIPI (AACEIPI);
  • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI);
  • National Institute of French Industrial Property Agents (CNCPI);
  • European Community Trademark Association (ECTA);
  • French Association of Information and Telecommunication Law (AFDIT);
  • Association of Industrial Property Attorneys (ACPI);
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
  • Association of French IT law experts (Cyberlex)
Academic QualificationsCentre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI), trademarks, designs and competition law, 1996;
Postgraduate (Intellectual Property Law), University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, 1991;
Masters in Law, University Robert Schuman Strasbourg, 1990;
Certificate in English Legal Studies, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 1989.
French chartered Intellectual Property Attorney, trademarks and designs, registered with the French National Institute of industrial property;
Community Trademark Attorney registered with OHIM.

Mr. Robert A. Fashler

Professional Experience

Rob Fashler, FCIArb., is counsel in Gowlings’ Vancouver office, practising in the fields of intellectual property and technology law.

On the commercial side, Mr. Fashler has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of IP/IT contracts. He also acts as the chief intellectual property counsel on asset acquisitions and financings.

He is frequently called on by clients to provide high-level strategic advice that encompasses a variety of key issues, such as the design of international ownership and licensing structures.

Rob Fashler has been an adjunct professor with Osgoode Hall Law School serving as the British Columbia Regional Director and a local instructor for Osgoode Hall’s LL.M. in E-Business Program.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

On the dispute side, Rob Fashler has represented the successful parties in numerous challenging disputes.

Professional and Other Activities

Member of British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Member of International Trademark Association
Member of National Arbitration Forum
Member of Resolution Canada


Canadian Who’s Who, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada 2010, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law
Lexpert, Technology, Computer and Information Technology Law

Academic Qualifications

McGill University, B.A., 1976
University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1980