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Intellectual Property.


Tal Band is a member of the Executive Board and of the Management Committee, and is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Tal represents high-profile clients in litigation before the Israeli civil courts and the Patents and Trademarks Office on all matters relating to patents, trademarks and copyright issues. He represents local and foreign clients in complex litigation to protect their intellectual property rights, including know-how and trade secrets. Tal also represents Israeli clients with global operations across multiple jurisdictions, in close cooperation with leading litigators in the UK, the United States, and worldwide. Tal has been described by Chambers Global as "a fantastic IP trial lawyer who is intelligent and can be counted on for first-class legal work", as well as being "one of, if not the most gifted litigators in the country", by the World Trademark Review. Tal’s clients are leading players in the pharmaceuticals, life sciences, telecommunications, media, manufacturing and retail sectors. The world’s top-ranking legal guides regularly single Tal out as a first-tier Intellectual Property litigator in Israel. Tal has been serving as President of the Israel Chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (AIPPI) since 2004 and is active in the international leadership of that organisation. He was a member of various public committees of experts appointed by the Government of Israel to review legislation in various fields, in particular the Law Revision Committees overseeing the Patents Law, the Trademarks Law, application of the TRIPS agreements, practice and legal proceedings before the Patent Office and the Standards Law. Tal played a key role in negotiations with the United States Trade Representative on the scope of IP protection in Israel. Publications Tal is a regular contributor to practitioner and international reference books on IP, and has written the Israel chapters in the following legal works: Thou shalt not covet the public domain: Israeli Registrar of Patents denies patent protection due to lack of utility, insufficient disclosure and covetous claims (Lexology, March, 2015) Country Q&A on patentability (Lexology, November, 2015) Patent Claim Interpretation: Global Edition (Thompson Reuters/Westlaw 2012-2013). Case documentation: Amending Patent Claims after Publication for the International Law Office (January, 2011) Amending patent claims after publication contributed (International Law Office, January, 2011) Co-authored the Israeli edition of WIPO’s guide: Making a Mark – an Introduction to Trademarks for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (2010) Country Q&A on Regulation of Pharmaceutical Products in Israel for Practical Law’s Life Sciences 2009/10. International Intellectual Property Litigation (FT, Sweet & Maxwell 1997) The Intellectual Property World Desk Reference (Springers).


Trained at S. Horowitz & Co., qualifying in 1984. President of the Israel Chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (AIPPI) since 2004, and secretary of the chapter between 1998 to 2004. Member of various public committees of experts appointed by the Government of Israel to review legislation in various fields, in particular the Law Revision Committees overseeing Patent Law, Trademarks Law, Application of the TRIPS agreements, Practice and Legal Proceedings before the Patent Office, and the Standards Law. Elected Israeli representative to the Diplomatic Convention for Copyright Law in 1996. Judge of the Standard Contracts Tribunal in the Jerusalem District. Lecturer on Patent Law in the Masters Program at Tel Aviv University and the University of California at Berkeley. Lecturer on Patent Law in the Law Faculties of Tel Aviv University (since 2004), University of Haifa (since 2003), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1998-2004) and the College of Management (1998-2004). Lecturer on Introduction to IP and Introduction to Patent Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1997-2003).


English and Hebrew.


Israel Bar, 1984. Tal is actively involved in IP worldwide in a myriad ways. He is, for example: Chairperson of the intellectual property committee of IATI, Israel's largest non-profit umbrella organization for the High-Tech and Life Science sectors, with over 500 members President of the Israel National Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (AIPPI) since 2004, following on from his previous position as Secretary of the Group Chairperson of the AIPPI Membership Committee between the years 2010-2014 Chairperson of the International Conference on Intellectual Property and Business that took place in Israel in November 2013 and whose topic focused on the Economy of Innovation. Due to the success of this conference, a further conference took place in March 2016. The conference is organized by the Israeli chapter of AIPPI, in collaboration with various organizations, all having significant footprints in the IP world: WIPO, AIPLA, the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University, the Israel Patent Office, the Israeli Ministry of Economy and more. The conference reaches out to industry and businesses alike, and joins forces with the academia, judiciary and government A member of the Board of Trustees of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law A former Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of Lex Mundi (1997-2001), the leading network of independent law firms and currently vice-chair of the Lex Mundi Intellectual Property Group EMCA (European) Member of INTA, the International Trademark Association, ALAI, the Association Litteraire et Artistique Internationale and ECTA, European Communities Trade Mark Association


Hebrew University Law School (LL.B., cum laude, 1983).


Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

S. Horowitz & Co has a broad-based IP practice, with specialists in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries advising on a host of regulatory matters and IP litigation as well as cross-border commercial, licensing and distribution agreements. Demonstrative of the practice's breadth, the team advises Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on an array of regulatory issues, including drug and medical device registration, clinical trials and genetic testing, pharmaceutical legislation, and drug patent disputes. Dovev Apel and Tal Band act for The Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Environmental Society of the Manufacturer's Association of Israel in relation to regulatory negotiations, compliance and disputes involving animal testing, freedom of information, pricing and IP. Other significant clients include Dexcel, Shire International, Humacyte, Allergan, Genmab, and Novocure. Moreover, the team advises Yeda Research and Development, the tech-transfer arm of The Weizmann Institute of Science, and has also handled inbound and outbound licensing transactions for an Israeli med-tech company. Dr Asaf Rentsler is another key contact in the department, which has recently added a number of new partners through a combination of promotions and lateral hires.

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Intellectual property: disputes

Within: Intellectual property: disputes

S. Horowitz & Co is well known in every area of litigation in Israel and, in the IP space, has particular strengths in patent and trade mark disputes. The litigation practice is led by Tal Band, who handles a litany of patent opposition and patent infringement disputes for Teva, which is Israel's most active patent litigator. Band is also acting for Google and Waze Mobile in a patent infringement claim filed by an Israeli inventor. Additionally, Band, Dovev Apel and Yair Ziv acted for The Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Society of the Manufacturers' Association of Israel in a patent opposition claim against Takeda, which raised a fundamental question regarding patent term extensions. Another key figure in the department is Avi Ordo, who has particular expertise in multinational trade mark disputes, but also handles patent opposition proceedings. Ordo has handled trade mark opposition and infringement matters for client such as Sociedad Anónima Damm, NBC Universal and Allergan. Ran Vogel and Noam Blei are additional contacts in the department.

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Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

Within: Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

S. Horowitz & Co provides multinational clients with 'efficient and cost-effective advice' in relation to the protection and expansion of their trade mark portfolios in Israel. The wider IP group is led by Tal Band, while Avi Ordo heads the IP prosecution practice. Ordo is engaged by clients such as DreamWorks Animation, Allergan, Toyota Motors Corporation and Sociedad Anónima Damm in relation to the protection of its existing trade mark portfolio and the applications for new trade marks in Israel. In this context, the team also acts for major domestic clients, including Pelephone Communications, Paz Oil Company, and Reshet Media. In the international space, the department is advising an Israeli restaurant group on trade mark renewals in the Middle East, Europe and Central Asia. Other key clients include Anheuser-Busch InBev, Teva, Universal City Studios, and Nu Skin Enterprises.

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