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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.

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz prosecutes trade mark and patent applications for an impressive range of clients, from Israeli corporates with global portfolios to foreign-based multinationals in need of portfolio management in Israel. Dor Cohen Zedek acts for clients such as McDonald’s, Microsoft and The Swatch Group, while Israel-based clients include life sciences companies such as Bayer and Sanofi. Zeev Pearl splits his time between Israel and New York.

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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