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1) Your Name:

Flip Petillion

Personal Profile Picture/Image (Optional):
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2) Stakeholder Group: Commercial

3) Constituency:

Intellectual Property (IPC)

4) ICANN Affiliation (if not covered by item 2 or 3):

5) Please identify your current employer(s):


6) Please identify your current position(s):

Managing Partner PETILLION. Lecturer at Leuven University in the LL.M. program in IP and ICT Law. Lecturer at the Benelux Trademarks and Models Agents Education Program. Lecturer at EUIPO Trademark and Design Eduction Program.

7) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

Arbitrator and Counsel in international and domestic commercial disputes. Assist and represent clients in ICANN applications for gTLDs, requests for reconsiderations and independent review processes. I currently represent Namecheap in the Emergency arbitration proceedings and the IRP proceedings (AAA (ICDR)) related to the removal of historic price caps for .org, .biz, and .info and the proposed change of control of the .org registry operator. Represent clients in trademarks and domain name disputes. Teaching (Leuven University; EUIPO; BBMM). Panelist in domain name disputes at WIPO, Forum, CAC, Cepani, NOMINET. Arbitrator at ICDR, WIPO, Cepani, etc. Deputy Judge at the Brussels Court of Appeal.

8) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes):


9) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimis stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:


10) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):
11) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:

I am a longstanding domain name dispute resolution panelist at WIPO, Forum, Czech Arbitration Court, and Cepani, and, since August 2019, NOMINET, and also act as a legal representative for parties in domain name disputes. I therefore have an interest in maintaining an effective and stable domain name protection and dispute resolution system.

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):

NomCom Delegate appointed by GNSO/IPC (2023-...),

Member of the IRP-IOT (2018-...),

Former GNSO Councilor (2018-2022),

Former Member of the GNSO Committee for Overseeing and Implementing Continuous Improvement (CCOICI),

Former GNSO liaison to the Sub Pro WG,

Former Member of the GNSO PDP3.0 drafting team, and

Former Mentor of two ICANN leaders.

13) Additional Information (optional):

Author of Competing for the Internet - ICANN Gate, An Analysis and Plea for Judicial Review Through Arbitration, Kluwer Law International, 2017, 512 p.

14) Page last revised:


SOI Template v5 (6 Feb 2014)

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