Sylvain Hirsch, président fondateur d'IP Twins
Sylvain Hirsch

Founder and President

Former French and EU trademark attorney, Sylvain has a degree in Law from the University of Strasbourg in France. He also has a MA in Medieval History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sylvain founded IP Twins in 2002 and IP Twins Asia in Hong Kong in 2017.


His motto is that behind every trademark, there is (at least one) domain. And that both trademarks and domains are, like the Roman god Janus, the two faces of the same company asset which should be protected and cultivated. He is dedicated to the highest quality of services.


As a member of APRAM, ECTA, PTMG, MARQUES, INTA and ICANN’s IPC, Sylvain has created an international network of strategic partnerships and leads the development of anti-counterfeiting services and online / offline brand protection.


He has a passion for Medieval History, early and baroque music, learning languages and traveling to Asia, particularly to China.

Hugues Chevalier


Hugues has a MSc Econ from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Paris. After 7 years of economic research at the Swiss Institute of Technology, and 4 years at French macro-economic research center, Hugues worked as a Corporate Economist for the biggest automobile manufacturer in France. He has been very active in the French Economist Association (AFEDE) as President. He joined IP Twins in 2009.


With his economic and financial background, as CFO, he is in charge of planning and project and development.


During weekends, Hugues competes in swimming in his favorite 100m butterfly or 400m medley events, regularly bringing back medals to the office.

IP Lawyers & Account managers


IP Lawyer - Account Manager

Arthur holds a diploma in Law from the University of East Anglia and graduated at the top of his class with a Masters in IP law and New Technologies from the University of Strasbourg. After several internships in boutique IP law firms as well as working at the French trademark attorneys company, he joined IP Twins in 2015.


As a senior account manager, Arthur handles large domain name portfolios and is also involved in the searches, watches and anti-counterfeit strategies. He is a member of APRAM, ECTA (in particular the Internet Committee), and INTA.


His dynamism, his creativity at work and his good mood are contagious.


Arthur has a gift in design and marketing and is full of ideas in these areas. He also cooks delicious meals and loves traveling the world in search of the most beautiful spots.


IP Lawyer - Account Manager

Doranne holds a Ph.D. from the Ateneo de Manila University and a degree from the prestigious Queen Mary University of London. She specializes in data privacy and protection, as well as in online brand protection.


She has just moved to Paris from Manila in search of faster Internet and cloudier skies, and joined IP Twins in 2018.


Outside the office, she spends her free time fixing other people's computers and looking for her iPhone charger.


IP Lawyer - Consultant

Emmanuel holds a Ph.D. thesis, and master degrees in intellectual property (University of Montpellier I) and international arbitration (University of Versailles). He is qualified for the French bar (not registered). Before joining IP Twins in 2018, Emmanuel held an academic position at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Previously, he had organized an awareness campaign against counterfeiting in Hong Kong as a researcher within the European Union Academic Programme. Before joining the academic world, he had worked for nine years as an in-house counsel for a French domain name registrar.


Always interested in traveling, photography, musical instruments, and innovations that really matter.


IP Lawyer - Account Manager

Former Chinese trademark and patent attorney, Kenny has two LL.M degrees in Information law and Intellectual property law from King’s College London and Shanghai University, and he owns a PRC bar (non-practicing). Before joining IP TWINS in 2019, he worked for one of the biggest IP law firms in France for 6 years, representing clients in various IP cases in China from prosecutions to enforcement.

His solid experience and deep insight of IP protection in China, one of the most important markets for brand owners, substantially safeguard the key interests of IP Twins’ clients.

Kenny spends his spare time studying new language, relaxes by singing (he gets the talent and passion) and he takes any opportunity he can to travel around the world.


IP Lawyer - Account Manager


Account Manager

IP Twins benefits from the presence and work of Marco - one of our oldest employees - since 2006.

With his extensive experience of 13 years in the domain name industry, Marco is a talented account manager who has acquired and developed over the years excellent relationships with customers. He is also responsible for domain names renewals.

When he is not behind his keyboard, Marco travels and devotes himself to learning foreign languages. He speaks, to date, French, English, Spanish, Romanian, Hebrew and has solid bases in Turkish.


IP Lawyer - Account Manager

Tristan holds a degree in Law and in New Technologies from the University of Aix-Marseille. Before joining IP Twins in 2016, he worked for one of the biggest IP law firms in France in the domain and online brand protection division.


As a senior account manager, Tristan manages key client portfolios at IP Twins and regularly participates at ICANN and INTA meetings. He is also involved in the searches, watches and anti-counterfeit strategies.


He loves music and food and shares with his colleagues the latest news about the Parisian gourmet restaurants. In addition, he loves to cook.


IT & Administration


Executive assistant


IT Manager



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