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Tal Band

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S. Horowitz & Co

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Intellectual Property.

Position

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).

Career

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).

Languages

English and Hebrew.

Member

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

Education

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


Israel: Intellectual property

Disputes

Within: Leading individuals

Tal Band - S. Horowitz & Co

Within: Disputes

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.

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