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Gilat, Bareket & Co. of Reinhold Cohn Group provides ‘excellent strategic advice’ with an ‘extraordinary level of personal involvement’. The team is highly specialised in patent litigation and also handles trade mark and copyright disputes for such clients as Lacoste. Founding partners David Gilat and Eran Bareket are key contacts and Roy Kornick heads the enforcement practice.

In the opinion of one client, the level of service provided at Liad Whatstein & Co. Law Office is ‘among the highest of any firm in Israel’. Liad Whatstein and Amira Mangelus are noted for their ‘industry knowledge and business acumen’; the two are representing Sanofi in a Supreme Court hearing regarding a significant patent fraud case and are also acting in related class action claims.

Led by Richard Luthi, Luthi & Co is an ‘extraordinarily professional’ boutique providing ‘exceptionally thorough legal and technical analyses’ in patent and trade mark disputes at all levels. Daniel Lerner works ‘tirelessly’ for his clients, and Martin Binnes applies ‘impressive scientific knowledge to develop winning legal arguments’. Clients include Novartis, Gilead and Israel Aerospace Industries.

The ‘extremely capable and experienced team’ at S. Horowitz & Co is, by one client’s estimation, ‘the best IP group in Israel’. Tal Band handles a variety of patent litigation for Teva and the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Society of the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel. Avi Ordo, a ‘straight-talking, top litigator’, acts in trade mark and copyright disputes for Toyota and NBC Universal.

The ‘thorough and commercially savvy’ team at Adin-Liss, Law Offices has experience in patent opposition and cancellation proceedings and represents well-known retailers and media companies in trade mark and copyright disputes. Dan Adin and Eran Liss ‘consistently exceed client expectations’ and are instructed by the likes of Time Inc, Teva and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has handled trade mark and copyright disputes as well as patent-related claims for the firm’s largest corporate clients, such as Philip Morris and Amazon. Practice head Yoav Oestreicher defended Verint in a patent infringement case and, in a separate matter, acted for Rontal in a patent cancellation proceeding.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz is ‘highly skilled in cross-border trade mark and patent litigation’. Managing partner Zeev Pearl and Yossi Markovich are representing Diehl Defence in what is perhaps Israel’s largest-ever patent opposition in the security and weaponry field. Other notable clients include Dexcel and Yissum Research and Development Company.

Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co is involved in a number of complex patent and trade mark opposition and infringement cases. The team is jointly headed by Ehud Gabrieli and Nahum Gabrieli, the latter of whom successfully represented Israeli Military Industries (now IMI Systems) in patent opposition proceedings against Diehl and Rafael.

Ariel Dubinsky, Law Office is one of the ‘finest boutique firms for IP enforcement and litigation’. Ariel Dubinsky is ‘brilliant’ and acts for international clients such as easyGroup IP Licensing and Ashley Furniture in trade mark litigation.

Guy Kedem Law Office has been instructed by domestic and international clients in complex trade mark litigation. A ‘consummate professional’, Guy Kedem is highly regarded by his clients and is acting for Roshen Confectionery Corporation in a precedential matter concerning the treatment of ex-Soviet marks.

Herzog Fox & Neeman often works in conjunction with international counsel in cross-border trade mark oppositions and patent litigation. Karen Elburg worked alongside UK and EU counsel in a trade mark opposition in the EUIPO and UKIPO and is involved in multiple patent disputes.

The team at M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries has experience in patent, copyright and cross-border trade mark litigation and ADR. Eran Presenti heads the IP group and advises Ziva, a company owned by Israel’s largest media groups established to protect online copyrighted content.

Yaacov Salomon, Lipschütz & Co. has a ‘prominent trade mark and copyright litigation’ practice. A ‘smart, focused and professional litigator’, Narda Ben Zvi joined the firm from Confino Luchtenstein Levy – CLL & Co. and represented Reckitt Benckiser (Near East) in a trade mark dispute with Sano.

Yossi Sivan & Co. is active in significant trade mark litigation and also has experience in design and patent law. Yossi Sivan is ‘highly specialised in acting for international brands’ and successfully defended a copyright infringement claim brought by Apple.

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