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Karen Elburg

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Herzog Fox & Neeman

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Intellectual Property

Position

As the senior partner of the IP department at HFN, Karen specializes in negotiating and drafting all types of IP transactions, with extensive experience in advising on the IP aspects of corporate and commercial transactions. Her work focuses on transactional IP and on licensing, development, technology transfer and other commercial agreements for both local and international clients, ranging from start-ups to multi-national corporations, and in a broad range of industries and fields. Karen has extensive experience in the non-contentious aspects of intellectual property, including advising on strategic and day-to-day aspects of trademark portfolios and the trademark/domain-name interface, and managing world-wide trademark portfolios for her clients. In addition, Karen deals with a wide variety of commercial agreements in the technology sphere, from software development and licensing agreements through teaming and cooperation agreements and framework supply, services and funded research arrangements, technology transfer and licensing, e-commerce, and insurance law. Karen advises on the acquisition, disposal, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights, as well as trade mark clearance, all aspects of brand protection and trade mark & domain-name disputes. Karen serves clients in varied sectors, including telecommunications, medical devices, infrastructure, hardware, and software sectors, with a unique specialty in IP issues in the online gaming industry.

Career

Israel 1991

Languages

Hebrew and English

Education

Bar Ilan University, LL.B.


Israel

Intellectual property: commercial/transactions

Within: Intellectual property: commercial/transactions

Herzog Fox & Neeman has 'a super-capable IP department', which is 'up-to-date with all the market trends that are vital for commercial negotiations with the industry's top companies'. The team has particular expertise in the IP aspects of large cross-border M&A, where it has acted for major multinationals such as Salesforce, Aristocrat Leisure, and Facebook. Moreover, the department has experience in licensing and development transactions across a range of sectors. Dan Sharot has advised Medisafe on commercial transaction with various pharmaceuticals companies, including collaboration agreements with Merck and Gilead Science. Sharot also assisted Assured with a collaboration agreement with Maccabi Health Services involving the development of algorithmic software for the analysis of digitised patient data. Department head Karen Elburg is also recommended.

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Intellectual property: disputes

Within: Intellectual property: disputes

Herzog Fox & Neeman is rated by international law firms and corporates for its 'exceptional ability to strategise and communicate directly and efficiently, both internally and externally'. Department head Karen Elburg often acts alongside US and European counsel in relation to cross-border trade mark and patent disputes. Elburg represented a multinational client in trade mark opposition proceedings at the EUIPO and the UKIPO together with UK and EU counsel, and is also acting in conjunction with Dentons to represent 888 Holdings in a US patent infringement case. Also of note, Gilad Wekselman represented Hazera Seeds in a patent dispute, which involved determinations of accessibility by the plaintiff to biological material that was included with the respondent's initial patent application. David Zailer is another contact in the practice group.

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Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

Within: Leading individuals: Intellectual property: filing and prosecution: trade marks and copyrights

Karen Elburg - Herzog Fox & Neeman

Within: Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

Herzog Fox & Neeman runs a 'collegial and approachable' IP team that is 'an absolute pleasure to work with'. Aside from its 'top-notch client service', the team is 'highly analytical and commercially minded' and its international pedigree makes it an attractive choice for international corporates seeking trade mark prosecution and strategic IP advice in Israel. Led by Karen Elburg, the IP group has particular expertise in the online gaming sector, where it advises multinational clients such as 888 Holdings on trade mark strategy, filing and prosecution in relation to its worldwide portfolio. Elburg also handles Israeli prosecution for foreign filers, including Turkish Airlines. Given the team's strength in securities, investment funds and banking, Elburg also handles IP strategy and trade mark prosecution for a number of investment funds and forex trading platforms. The team is also active in the agriculture sector, where it advises multiple seed manufacturers on worldwide trade mark management.

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