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Marie-Emmanuelle Haas is an attorney at law before the Paris Bar, working in her own boutique Law firm ME HAAS, which focuses on intellectual property and digital law.

Before starting her own law firm in 2014, she worked in intellectual property/NTIC specialised firms: ALAIN BENSOUSSAN LAWYERS (1994 to 2007), as director of the trademarks and domain names department, of which she built up the team, and CASALONGA AVOCATS (2007 to 2013).

Marie-Emmanuelle Haas started working on internet issues in the late 1990s, at the beginning of the internet in Europe, and is regarded in France as one of the pioneers of alternative dispute resolution and domain name law. She has developed a practice linking advice and strategy for the creation and protection of IP rights with their defense, both in France and abroad.

Marie-Emmanuelle Haas is an expert before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC), the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) and the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) for the resolution of domain name disputes. She renders, on average, one decision a month.

Marie-Emmanuelle Haas is a guest lecturer at the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne on ‘internet litigation’. She frequently gives talks and training courses on intellectual property and digital law. She is a certified trainer and offers professional training services.

Over the years, Marie-Emmanuelle Haas has published numerous articles on domain names, trademarks and the internet. Every year, she publishes her comments on French court’s decisions on domain names in ‘Propriété Industrielle’ (Lexis Nexis).

Areas of practice

Intellectual property: the law firm ME HAAS has developed a practice in IP, especially in trademarks and domain names, linking advice and strategy for the creation and protection of IP rights with their defense, in France and abroad.

It ensures protection, monitoring and defense of intangible assets such as domain names, brands, copyrights, designs and models, databases, software, etc.

Digital law: the Law firm ME HAAS ensures an efficient use of digital law, taking responsibility for online notification procedures, monitoring and protecting the digital reputation, duties and responsibilities on the internet, websites, contracts.

Marie-Emmanuelle Haas, founder of the Law firm ME HAAS, has extensive knowledge and a proven track record of expertise that enables the firm to offer 360° vision of the situation whether that is providing advice, pre-litigation or litigation in the projects that it works with.

The law firm ME HAAS analyses every situation on the internet in all its complexity, dealing with ultra-fast technological evolution, international reach, volatility and anonymity as well as managing the impact on visibility and e-reputation.

The law firm ME HAAS emphasises prevention and believes that a ‘client’s business comes first’. It implements a comprehensive approach to problems and ensures regular and documented communication with clients.

Startups: experienced in working with startup companies from when the internet began, the law firm ME HAAS continues to support startup companies and is referenced at ‘Paris Pionnieres’ business incubator and participates to the nationwide startup ecosystem ‘French Tech’.

Languages English

Number of lawyers2

Member Chair of the Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Proceedings Committee of the French Association of Practitioners and Design Trademark Law (APRAM)
Chair of the Internet Committee of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
Member of the IPC (Intellectual Property Constituency) of ICANN’s Generic Names Supporting Organizations, representing ECTA
Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
Member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
Member of Cyberlex, French Law and New Technologies Association

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