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Global Guide

Intellectual Property — Israel

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From the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: David Gilat, Eran Bareket, Daphna Gilat, Roy Kornick and Tamir Afori
- 10 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Repeatedly identified as a leading team with unparalleled bench strength. Sought after by clients for its ability to draft and prosecute patents. Also experienced in contentious matters arising in the space. Well versed in IP matters in engineering, medical devices, chemistry, physics and hi-tech.

Strengths One client appreciated that "they are a diverse team with an excellent understanding of our business, our technology and our needs. They have excellent legal strategic insight."

Another interviewee described the group as a "a well-oiled machine."

Work highlights Acted for Puma on the enforcement and protection of its IP rights, including representing the company in infringement cases and acting against counterfeiters.

Assisted Habitat International with proceedings against a business that had registered the HABITAT trade mark in Israel.

Significant clients TAVIG, State Comptroller of Israel, Maccabi Healthcare Services, Nespresso, DSM.

Notable practitioners  

Leading practitioner Eran Bareket is considered a "very talented lawyer" who impresses with his handling of IP litigation. He continues to advise biotech company Genentech on a range of IP issues in relation to its Israeli operations.

Clients appreciate David Gilat's expertise in the space. An interviewee stated: "He is very experienced and very smart. He has been excellent." He handles disputes for clients from such industries as chemicals and hi-tech.

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From the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
Head of department: Richard Luthi
- 6 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-established group with a strong foothold in the Israeli IP market. Prominent handling IP matters for blue-chip companies in the pharmaceutical industry. Frequently identified for its strength in patent litigation. Also advises on trade marks, copyright, designs and trade secrets.

Strengths Interviewees praise the team's "very professional, meticulous and creative" approach, adding that "the service is excellent."

One source stated: "It's a dream team." The interviewee also appreciated that "they are extremely thorough and easy to work with."

Work highlights Acted for a subsidiary of SANO Bruno's Enterprises on a request for preliminary injunction by L'Oréal, which alleged that Cosmopharm had imitated its products.

Represented Takeda in an opposition to its patent application for its drug Ninlaro by Teva.

Significant clients Novartis, Can-Fite Biopharma, Strauss, Insight Biopharmaceuticals, Hasbro.

Notable practitioners  

Sources say that Richard Luthi offers "very good analytical ability and excellent advice." One client highlighted him as "a great litigator; original and creative thinking. He has deep knowledge and commercial awareness." He has an impressive track record representing clients in patent disputes in particular.

Christopher Brice is described as a "brilliant attorney." He concentrates his practice on patent litigation, where he represents many clients from the pharmaceutical sector. He is admitted to practice in both Israel and the UK.

Daniel Lerner is praised for his "methodical" approach when assisting clients in the life sciences sector on patent issues. He acted for Albermarle against an opposition by Bromine Compounds to its flame-retardant patents.

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From the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
Head of department: Tal Band
- 8 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service firm with an acclaimed IP group that enjoys a good reputation for its handling of both IP disputes and the licensing and registration of IP rights. Also active advising on service inventions and patent extension issues. Attracts high-profile clients from the life science, media and telecommunications industries.

Strengths A client stated that "they have expertise in the full range of matters concerning the exploitation, enforcement and defence of our valuable and extensive IP portfolio."

Sources point to the group's "excellent experience" in the IP sphere.

Work highlights Advises Teva on its IP protection and enforcement, including in patent opposition proceedings against pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lilly, Novartis and Gilead.

Defended Iscar against a claim by an employee that several patents filed by the company ought to be considered service inventions.

Significant clients Toyota, NBC Universal Media, Raytheon, Aerogroup International, Yeda.

Notable practitioners  

One source said that Tal Band "has a firm grasp of his clients' needs." He is identified as a highly skilled IP litigator and frequently acts for clients in the life science, manufacturing, retail and telecommunication arenas. He represented Eshkolot in a dispute regarding the right of performing artists to receive royalties.

Avi Ordo is a litigator who ably assists with domestic and cross-border disputes in relation to patents, copyright, trade marks and designs. One client said: "He is always available, has superb negotiating skills and understanding of our business needs." He acted for Masterfont on an appeal concerning copyright of digital fonts.

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From the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
Head of department: Gail Volman
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Long-standing boutique with a strong track record advising clients engaged in the Israeli IP market. Singled out for its extensive trade mark practice. Advises on the full spectrum of IP matters from prosecution to enforcement. Also active on contentious patent matters.

Significant clients Bristol-Myers Squibb, AbbVie, Abbott Laboratories, Amgen, Otsuka.

Notable practitioners  

With a historic standing in the Israeli IP market, Shlomo Cohen is regarded as an impressive litigator. He is experienced at assisting with both patent and trade mark disputes.

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From the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
Head of department: Liad Whatstein 
- 2 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for A recent addition to the IP landscape in Israel that has developed an impressive reputation for its ability to handle complex litigation for leading names in the pharmaceutical industry. Also active assisting international brands with anti-counterfeiting matters.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's "practical approach to problem solving" as well as the responsiveness of the group. 

Another interviewee said: "I like the people there a lot. They're extremely responsive."

Work highlights Represented Sanofi in an appeal before the Supreme Court regarding claims made concerning its patent for the drug Plavix.

Acted for Pfizer on a patent infringement case against a generic company concerning the drug Viagra.

Significant clients Novartis, The State of Israel, Viacom, LVMH, Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Notable practitioners  

Liad Whatstein is a highly regarded litigator who frequently acts for clients in the pharmaceutical sector. In the words of one client: "I think he's highly knowledgeable about the law in Israel and elsewhere. He knows the law and the system and is very creative in his approaches." Another interviewee described him as "outstanding, diligent and very responsive."

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Band 2

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From the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
- 15 partners
- 35 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Skilled IP group that is identified for its diverse expertise. A popular choice among clients for its multi-jurisdictional platform with offices in Israel, the UK and the USA. Advises on patent, copyright, trade mark and design issues. Particularly well regarded for its patent prosecution practice.

Strengths Clients commend the group's in-depth expertise, saying: "The firm is excellent. It is focused on being a one-stop shop for all IP matters and has a large team of individuals with strong backgrounds in science and law."

Work highlights Acted for start-up StoreDot on a dispute regarding ownership of intellectual property following the licensing of technology from Ramot.

Represented Technion in an ownership dispute with the Volcani centre over a patent application made by the research university.

Significant clients Telit, On Track Innovation, Albaad, Levi Strauss, Israel Broadcast Authority.

Notable practitioners  

Nachman Cohen-Zedek has long-standing expertise in the Israeli IP arena and has represented clients in disputes before the courts and the Israeli Patent Office. In addition to his disputes practice, he also offers strategic advice to companies on their portfolio management.

Haim Ravia is considered a "very respected copyright lawyer in Israel" and "an authority on internet law." In addition to assisting clients with issues in the space, he has also been involved in the development of internet-related legislation in Israel.

New York-based Zeev Pearl advises Israeli clients and multinationals on their IP interests. A source said: "He's very responsive, practical and savvy. He has excellent judgement, gives sage advice and is business-minded. Even though he's a name partner, he's always very attentive to us."

Guy Yonay is located in the firm's New York office. An interviewee confirmed that "he knows the ins and outs of patent litigation," while another source said: "He's very good on the technical side." He represented NICE Systems in an alleged patent infringement case.

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From the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique that acts for leading domestic and international companies on the prosecution and enforcement of their IP rights. Increasingly active in disputes in the life sciences sector.

Strengths Sources note that they are "very professional lawyers. They analyse the legal situation in depth and provide long-term solutions."

Work highlights Acted for Teva on the opposition to a patent application by AstraZeneca concerning a drug for treating cholesterol.

Defended Greenwich Polo Club against a trademark infringement claim by Lifestyle Equities, which owns the brand Beverly Hills Polo Club.

Significant clients Spotify, Philipp Plein, Fendi, Birkenstock.

Notable practitioners  

Dan Adin concentrates his practice on IP litigation and enforcement matters. He advised Salesforce.com on an opposition by Adobe Systems to its registration of a logo design.

Eran Liss specialises in assisting clients with prosecution issues as well as offering strategic advice. Clients appreciate that he "sees the big picture and is customer-oriented." He represented Kale Kilit in an opposition by Assa Abloy to a trade mark application.

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From the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Maintains its market position as a well-known boutique that handles both patent applications and litigation. Also capably handles trade mark and design-related matters. Noted for its expertise in the life sciences industry.

Notable practitioners  

Market observers describe Eitan Shaulsky as an "experienced" practitioner. He leads the litigation group at the firm and has a wide range of experience in the intellectual property space.

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From the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: Nahum Gabrieli and Ehud Gabrieli
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Long-standing firm with an established IP practice. Enjoys a good reputation for its handling of trade marks. Also handles disputes concerning patents, designs and copyright matters.

Strengths Interviewees describe the team as a "knowledgeable, professional and responsive boutique law office."

Work highlights Defended Iscar against patent infringement claims made by a subsidiary of Kennametal.

Acted for Strauss Coffee on a case relating to the application by a rival to trade mark packaging alleged to be misleadingly similar to Strauss Coffee's own.

Significant clients Perfetti Van Melle Benelux, Beiersdorf, ACUM, Shomrat Hazorea, Guccio Gucci.

Notable practitioners  

One client said of its selection of Nahum Gabrieli as an advocate: "I think it's the experience in the area and the ability to conduct legal proceedings wisely for his client and achieve good results." Interviewees also praise his "fast understanding of technical aspects and very good command of the relevant IP law."

Ehud Gabrieli concentrates his practice on copyright and trade mark disputes. An observer stated that he is "very knowledgeable, fast responding and has a good understanding of legal and technical issues."

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From the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: Sally Gillis, Shirley Gal and Heidi Brun
- 6 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for A robust group that is active assisting with trade mark and design applications. Hosts a diverse client portfolio that includes companies from various industries such as security, aeronautical, automotive and telecommunications.

Work highlights Represented Kenwood in a case related to the importation of kettles which infringed the Kenwood trade mark.

Acted for Sky International on an opposition action filed with the Israeli trade mark office in order to protect its brand Sky.

Significant clients Nike Israel, BIRD Aerosystems, Smash Enterprises, Procter & Gamble, Keter Plastic.

Notable practitioners  

Shirley Gal-Zaken assists clients with the full spectrum of trade mark and copyright issues. She also possesses expertise in patent litigation. Her recent activity includes advising Caesarstone Sdot-Yam on trade mark infringement matters.

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From the Chambers Global guide

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: David Mirchin, Yoav Oestreicher and Boaz Mizrahi.

What the team is known for Recommended for its capacity to handle commercial IP matters such as licensing of IP rights and transactions. Also active in the registration and protection of IP rights. Handles the IP portfolios of international companies as well as domestic clients.

Strengths One client complimented the team's handling of IP matters, saying: "I find them quite sophisticated and forward thinking."

Another source said: "I've been very impressed by the team." The observer also said of the group's approach: "Just a lot of hard, thought-out work provided in a pleasant fashion."

Work highlights Defended GlaxoSmithKline against claims of alleged patent 'evergreening'.

Acted for Verint on patent cancellation proceedings concerning cryptanalysis.

Significant clients TASE, Amdocs, Stratasys, Philip Morris, Elsevier.

Notable practitioners  

David Mirchin has specific expertise in licensing and commercial IP matters. One commentator stated: "He's very knowledgeable and effective in the commercial IP arena and a pleasure to work with." Another source said: "He's very responsive and cares about clients and their needs."

Yoav Oestreicher regularly handles IP disputes for clients from a diverse array of industry backgrounds. He defended several clients, including Nano Dimension, in a case alleging the misappropriation of trade secrets.

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From the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique firm that benefits from its recently opened Singapore office when assisting international clients with their IP portfolios. Advises clients from a range of technological backgrounds on IP prosecution, enforcement and transactions.

Notable practitioners  

Eran Soroker is regarded as a "knowledgeable and experienced" practitioner and known for his adept handling of IP litigation.

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S Horowitz & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

One source said that Tal Band "has a firm grasp of his clients' needs." He is identified as a highly skilled IP litigator and frequently acts for clients in the life science, manufacturing, retail and telecommunication arenas. He represented Eshkolot in a dispute regarding the right of performing artists to receive royalties.

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Gilat, Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group

From the Chambers Global guide

Leading practitioner Eran Bareket is considered a "very talented lawyer" who impresses with his handling of IP litigation. He continues to advise biotech company Genentech on a range of IP issues in relation to its Israeli operations.

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Dr Shlomo Cohen & Co Law Office

From the Chambers Global guide

With a historic standing in the Israeli IP market, Shlomo Cohen is regarded as an impressive litigator. He is experienced at assisting with both patent and trade mark disputes.

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Luthi & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources say that Richard Luthi offers "very good analytical ability and excellent advice." One client highlighted him as "a great litigator; original and creative thinking. He has deep knowledge and commercial awareness." He has an impressive track record representing clients in patent disputes in particular.

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Liad Whatstein & Co.

From the Chambers Global guide

Liad Whatstein is a highly regarded litigator who frequently acts for clients in the pharmaceutical sector. In the words of one client: "I think he's highly knowledgeable about the law in Israel and elsewhere. He knows the law and the system and is very creative in his approaches." Another interviewee described him as "outstanding, diligent and very responsive."

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Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

One client said of its selection of Nahum Gabrieli as an advocate: "I think it's the experience in the area and the ability to conduct legal proceedings wisely for his client and achieve good results." Interviewees also praise his "fast understanding of technical aspects and very good command of the relevant IP law."

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Gilat, Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients appreciate David Gilat's expertise in the space. An interviewee stated: "He is very experienced and very smart. He has been excellent." He handles disputes for clients from such industries as chemicals and hi-tech.

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S Horowitz & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Avi Ordo is a litigator who ably assists with domestic and cross-border disputes in relation to patents, copyright, trade marks and designs. One client said: "He is always available, has superb negotiating skills and understanding of our business needs." He acted for Masterfont on an appeal concerning copyright of digital fonts.

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Adin-Liss Law Offices

From the Chambers Global guide

Dan Adin concentrates his practice on IP litigation and enforcement matters. He advised Salesforce.com on an opposition by Adobe Systems to its registration of a logo design.

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Luthi & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Christopher Brice is described as a "brilliant attorney." He concentrates his practice on patent litigation, where he represents many clients from the pharmaceutical sector. He is admitted to practice in both Israel and the UK.

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Tony Greenman Law Offices

From the Chambers Global guide

One interviewee described Tony Greenman of Tony Greenman Law Offices as "a very pleasant person with vast experience in IP." Another source said he is a "notable expert for copyright."

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Adin-Liss Law Offices

From the Chambers Global guide

Eran Liss specialises in assisting clients with prosecution issues as well as offering strategic advice. Clients appreciate that he "sees the big picture and is customer-oriented." He represented Kale Kilit in an opposition by Assa Abloy to a trade mark application.

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Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal

From the Chambers Global guide

David Mirchin has specific expertise in licensing and commercial IP matters. One commentator stated: "He's very knowledgeable and effective in the commercial IP arena and a pleasure to work with." Another source said: "He's very responsive and cares about clients and their needs."

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Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal

From the Chambers Global guide

Yoav Oestreicher regularly handles IP disputes for clients from a diverse array of industry backgrounds. He defended several clients, including Nano Dimension, in a case alleging the misappropriation of trade secrets.

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Price-Plinner Law Offices

From the Chambers Global guide

Eyal Price is one of the named partners at Price-Plinner Law Offices. He "provides very good service," according to a commentator. He advises on IP and media matters, including copyright issues.

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Sanford T Colb & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Market observers describe Eitan Shaulsky as an "experienced" practitioner. He leads the litigation group at the firm and has a wide range of experience in the intellectual property space.

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Soroker Agmon Nordman Advocates & Patent Attorneys

From the Chambers Global guide

Eran Soroker is regarded as a "knowledgeable and experienced" practitioner and known for his adept handling of IP litigation.

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Dr. Eyal Bressler & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Neil Wilkof of Dr. Eyal Bressler & Co is highlighted for his extensive knowledge of trade mark matters. He is also experienced at advising on information technology issues, such as technology transfers.

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Yaacov Salomon Lipschutz & Co

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Narda Ben Zvi of Yaacov Salomon Lipschutz & Co is "committed and professional," according to an interviewee. Clients frequently cite her experience and skill in handling IP litigation.

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Eli Borochov - sole practitioner

From the Chambers Global guide

Sole practitioner Eli Borochov represents companies based in Israel and further afield in IP disputes.

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Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

From the Chambers Global guide

Nachman Cohen-Zedek has long-standing expertise in the Israeli IP arena and has represented clients in disputes before the courts and the Israeli Patent Office. In addition to his disputes practice, he also offers strategic advice to companies on their portfolio management.

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Herzog Fox & Neeman

From the Chambers Global guide

Karen Elburg of Herzog Fox & Neeman has notable expertise in the commercialisation of IP and advised Mellanox on the IP aspects of its merger with EZchip Semiconductor. One source described her as "very thorough and very responsive."

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Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Ehud Gabrieli concentrates his practice on copyright and trade mark disputes. An observer stated that he is "very knowledgeable, fast responding and has a good understanding of legal and technical issues."

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Eitan, Mehulal & Sadot, Advocates & Patent Attorneys

From the Chambers Global guide

Shirley Gal-Zaken assists clients with the full spectrum of trade mark and copyright issues. She also possesses expertise in patent litigation. Her recent activity includes advising Caesarstone Sdot-Yam on trade mark infringement matters.

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Yigal Arnon & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Daniel Green acts as head of the IP department at Yigal Arnon & Co and is experienced at advising on commercial aspects of IP issues. Commentators say: "He's great; he's very thoughtful and very insightful."

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Luthi & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Daniel Lerner is praised for his "methodical" approach when assisting clients in the life sciences sector on patent issues. He acted for Albermarle against an opposition by Bromine Compounds to its flame-retardant patents.

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Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

From the Chambers Global guide

Haim Ravia is considered a "very respected copyright lawyer in Israel" and "an authority on internet law." In addition to assisting clients with issues in the space, he has also been involved in the development of internet-related legislation in Israel.

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Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co, Lawyers

From the Chambers Global guide

Eyal Roy Sage is a founding partner of Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co, Lawyers. He hosts a versatile practice with unique expertise in the intersection of antitrust and IP law. He is also knowledgeable about licensing issues and was involved in negotiations with royalty collection societies on behalf of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation.

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