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Commercial/transactions

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  1. Intellectual property: commercial/transactions
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next generation lawyers

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Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co’s ‘profound, focused and professional’ team primarily acts for media clients in licensing and strategic commercial agreements. Clients include newspapers, television channels and websites. Amit Dat also performs IP due diligence for investment funds. Reuven Behar heads the practice.

David Mirchin’s team at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has been involved in some of the most prominent commercial licensing transactions in Israel. The team advises hi-tech companies such as enSilo and Optimal Plus on domestic and global licensing agreements.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co advises on licensing and production agreements for clients such as El Al Israel Airlines and Microsoft. Eyal Roy Sage acted for Partner Communications on rebranding and various trade mark ownership transfers pertaining to the Orange brand.

Drori-Werzansky-Orland & Co. has experience in matters involving patents, trade marks, copyright and industrial designs. Practice head Yonatan Drori handles domestic and global IP portfolios for ironSource, Hamashbir Lazarchan and The Israel Museum.

The ‘highly professional’ team at H-F & Co. handles the full range of commercial IP matters, from technology transfers to data protection and privacy. Adi Gillat advises various hi-tech companies on IP regulation and M&A-related due diligence. Nitzan Hirsch-Falk is recommended.

Herzog Fox & Neeman’s Dan Sharot has ‘excellent negotiation skills’, and is recommended for licensing and distribution agreements in the hi-tech and healthcare sectors. The ‘commercially mindedKaren Elburg assists clients with IP due diligence and regulatory compliance in relation to transactions for clients such as Fosun Group.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz’s commercial IP practice specialises in patent-related agreements, primarily for clients in the hi-tech and life sciences sectors. The team advised BioRap Technologies on all technology transfer aspects of a collaboration with Pfizer. New York-based Zeev Pearl is the managing partner, with Yael Baratz being a key contact in Israel.

S. Horowitz & Co is instructed by technology transfer companies for Israeli academic institutions regarding IP ownership and commercialisation, with notable experience in service patents. The team handles a wide variety of licensing agreements, with Avi Ordo specialising in trade mark licensing.

Ian Rostowsky’s team at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary advises companies on data and technology licensing agreements. The group handled patent licensing matters for NGT and its portfolio companies.

Gideon Koren & Co. Law Offices & Notary provides ‘excellent business and legal advice’. Name partner Gideon Koren handles licensing and technology transfer issues for numerous television and other media sector clients.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is involved in trade mark and copyright matters for domestic and international corporates. Sharon Aloni advises on data privacy and IP protection for ARM following its acquisition of Sansa Security.

Shenhav Konforti Rotem & Co. acts on a wide variety of commercial IP agreements for domestic and multinational companies such as GNC, Galilcs and AMF Bowling. Practice head Avital Zer-Sincai regularly advises SN’E Rosetta IP Company.

Shibolet & Co advises life sciences clients on trade marks and technology transfers. Tal Karplus advised Technion Research and Development Foundation on a patent licensing agreement with Breathtec Biomedical.

Tony Greenman, Law Offices specialises in copyright law for film and production companies. Tony Greenman acts for United Studios of Israel and Eden Productions, and also manages trade mark portfolios.

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. is instructed by a variety of Israeli corporates, such as RedHill Biopharma, in relation to licensing and commercialisation activities. Amir Levitski is the key contact.

Yigal Arnon & Co handles licensing agreements and technology transfers, primarily for clients in the healthcare sector. ‘Superb negotiatorDaniel Green acts for clients such as Reshef Technologies and BioLineRx.


Disputes

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  1. Intellectual property: disputes
  2. Leading individuals

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Gilat, Bareket & Co. of Reinhold Cohn Group provides ‘exceptional service of the highest quality’. The team handles enforcement matters for Puma and represented Nespresso in a case of unlawful advertising. David Gilat successfully defended TAVIG in a Supreme Court case differentiating between the legal treatment of copyright and patent infringements. Eran Bareket is ‘very highly recommended’.

Liad Whatstein & Co. Law Office’s ‘absolutely top-quality’ department specialises in various patent and anti-counterfeiting proceedings. Liad Whatstein heads the team, which acts for heavyweight pharmaceuticals industry clients such as Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi and Merck, in addition to several luxury goods, media and entertainment brand owners.

Luthi & Co has represented pharmaceuticals companies such as Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Gilead in patent and trade mark oppositions brought by Teva. Other notable clients include Bayer CropScience and Strauss Foods, while Daniel Lerner also successfully represented Cosmopharm to deny a preliminary injunction sought by L’Oréal. Founding partner Richard Luthi has ‘vast experience in IP litigation’.

S. Horowitz & Co handles IP litigation – such as on various trade mark and patent oppositions and infringements cases – for a number of major clients, notably including Teva and Israel’s three largest cellular phone service providers. The team also acted for Eshkolot in a remuneration case against HOT regarding what constitutes a reasonable royalty. Tal Band heads the practice.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co acts almost exclusively for media and communications companies in copyright infringement cases and royalties disputes. Eyal Roy Sage has been representing Partner Communications and its subsidiaries in piracy liability claims filed by content owners.

The ‘thorough and responsive’ group at Adin-Liss, Law Offices handles patent and trade mark opposition and cancellation proceedings for clients such as Teva. Joint heads Dan Adin and Eran Liss are ‘knowledgeable and experienced’.

The team at Ariel Dubinsky, Law Office is ‘knowledgeable and experienced in IP litigation’. ‘Brilliant lawyer’ Ariel Dubinsky handles trade mark enforcement and other disputes for Ashley Furniture, EasyGroup and Balev Corporation.

Guy Kedem at Guy Kedem Law Office is ‘a true expert in his field’, handling a wide range of patent and trade mark infringement cases. He acts for various international clients and has been representing Roshen in a trade mark claim against United Confectionary.

At Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices, Yoav Oestreicher handles claims involving breach of privacy and illegal dissemination of trade secrets for clients such as LinkedIn. The team has been defending GlaxoSmithKline in a patent misuse case alleging the creation of an illegal monopoly.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz’s ‘excellent, one-stop’ IP practice handles patents, copyright and trade mark infringement cases. New York-based Zeev Pearl and Israel-based Yossi Markovich are representing StoreDot against Ramot in a Tel Aviv District Court case concerning IP ownership.

The ‘superbly professional’ team at Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co advises on opposition and infringement matters regarding patents, trade marks and copyrights. Joint head Nahum Gabrieli represents clients such as Israeli Military Industries and ACUM. Ehud Gabrieli is a ‘go-to guy’ in trade mark litigation.

Yossi Sivan & Co. has ‘extraordinary knowledge and expertise in trade mark and copyright litigation’. The ‘practical and personable’ Yossi Sivan has extensive experience of IP cases involving international clients and is representing Lifestyle in a trade mark infringement claim against Greenwich Polo Club (UK).


Filing and prosecution

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  1. Intellectual property: filing and prosecution
  2. Leading individuals

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Liad Whatstein’s boutique firm Liad Whatstein & Co. Law Office manages trade mark portfolios for clients such as Viacom, Crocs and Bacardi, and handles patent prosecution for Merck, Novartis and Sanofi, as well as related patent term extensions.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices manages global trade mark portfolios for clients ranging from start-ups to multinationals. Yoav Oestreicher’s clients include Philip Morris and HP. The ‘top-notch’ David Mirchin acts for various technology companies.

Ilan Cohn’s team of specialist patent attorneys at Reinhold Cohn & Partners, Reinhold Cohn Group handles patent prosecution and global IP management for clients in the life sciences and technology sectors. Ronit Barzik-Soffer heads the trade mark department, with the ‘exceptional’ Ronnie Benshafrut handling patent work, including term extensions.

S. Horowitz & Co’s team is led by Avi Ordo, who handles trade mark issues for DreamWorks Animation, Teva and NBC Universal City Studios. The team includes two patent attorneys, who act for leading companies in healthcare and industrial chemicals sectors.

Alfred Thee is a patent expert at Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co and is instructed by General Electric and Colgate-Palmolive. Nahum Gabrieli has ‘encyclopaedic legal knowledge’ and handles trade marks for IBM, Gucci and Giorgio Armani. Ehud Gabrieli is recommended.

Dr Shlomo Cohen & Co Law Office is led by name partner Shlomo Cohen, who handles trade mark, copyright and patent prosecution for a long list of household name clients in sectors ranging from healthcare and cosmetics to technology, media and production.

Ehrlich & Fenster’s team is ‘strong in all IP aspects’, and has developed a niche in acting for educational institutions. Gal Ehrlich heads the practice, which has nearly 40 patent attorneys acting for domestic and international clients in a variety of sectors.

Eitan, Mehulal & Sadot and Co., Advocates, Patent Attorneys’ Shirley Gal handles trade mark portfolios for major Israeli corporations, as well as international clients such as Nike and BioCatch. Sally Gillis’ ‘patent practice is superb’.

G&A Glazberg, Applebaum & Co. has ‘wide technical expertise’, covering trade marks, patents and design. Ziv Glazberg provides ‘innovative advice’ to clients such as IBM, Conduit and Samsung.

Guy Kedem Law Office’s ‘attentive, informative and professional’ team handles trade mark and industrial design registration and protection. ‘One can 100% rely on’ Guy Kedem, who works for many multinational companies.

Herzog Fox & Neeman’s Karen Elburg manages the global IP portfolios of multinational clients such as 888 Holdings. Gilad Wekselman acts for Bank of Jerusalem in various copyright matters and trade mark registrations.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries’ IP team is headed by Eran Presenti, who handles patent and trade mark registrations across a wide range of sectors. Key clients include Dell, ExxonMobil, Bosch Group and HTC.

Eyal Roy Sage’s team at AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co is acting for Partner Communications in a trade mark registration facing competition from BlackBerry. Israel Credit Cards and Hot Telecommunications are key clients.

Drori-Werzansky-Orland & Co. manages trade mark portfolios and handles registrations for Israeli clients, such as Hamashbir Lazarchan and Isracoin, and multinationals including Fessura and BerlinBuy. Yonatan Drori is a key contact.

Glusman & Co. handles trade mark portfolios for multinational clients including The United Confectioners, Gianni Versace and Imperial Tobacco. The ‘proactiveMiriam Hackmey heads the team, which added Kornit and Brighttonix to its domestic client list.


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