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Adv Yoav Oestreicher

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Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Work Department

Litigation Group, intellectual property and technology litigation practice

Position

Litigation, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs, Plant Breeders' Rights, Trade and Commercial Secrets, Appellations of Origin. Partner in the firm

Career

Member of the Israel Bar's Intellectual Property Legislation Committee, 2004. Worked at Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn LLP in New York, 2003-2004. Worked at Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson P.A. in Charlotte, North Carolina, 2002-2003. Worked at Gilat, Bareket & Co., 2004-2010 Teaching Positions: Adjunct Professor of Law, Bar-Ilan University 2004, Haifa University 2007.

Languages

Hebrew and English

Member

Member of the Israel Bar Association 1998 American Bar Association, 2002; North Carolina Bar Association, 2002; New York State Bar Association, 2002; AIPPI, 2006; LES - The Licensing Executives Society, 2006; INTA - International Trademark Association, 2006.

Education

Duke University, USA, 2004 (S.J.D). Duke University, USA, 2001 (LL.M). Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1999 (LL.M). Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1997 (LL.B).


Israel

Dispute resolution: class actions

Within: Dispute resolution: class actions

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices is among Israel's best-known firms internationally, and is among the market's top litigation firms. As such, the team represents a host of leading international corporates, including tech and pharmaceutical companies, in complex securities class actions, follow-on antitrust claims, data and privacy class actions, and consumer protection claims.  Adv Israel Leshem and Ali Bursztyn are representing EY in a NIS686m class action filed against it and Perrigo concerning certain items on Perrigo's financial statements. Leshem is also representing Mylan in an Israeli class action filed alongside a class action in the US concerning an alleged breach of US and Israeli securities law. Adv Ron Peleg is singled out for his experience advising pharmaceuticals companies in consumer class actions and does work for, among others, Bayer Israel and Perrigo Israel Agencies. Peleg also handles consumer class actions for Expedia, Hotels.com and Volkswagen Group. Further, Adv Yoav Oestreicher is representing Facebook Ireland and LinkedIn Corporation in privacy class actions, and Adv Nadav Weisman and Adv Adi Fremder represent clients including Siemens in antitrust-related class actions.

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Intellectual property: disputes

Within: Intellectual property: disputes

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices has a highly regarded litigation group, which acts for a number of multinational tech companies and pharmaceuticals groups in copyright, trade mark and patent disputes, and has also been especially active in data and privacy claims. The firm's IP practice is led by Adv Yoav Oestreicher, who is defending Amazon.com in a copyright and trade mark claim brought by two Israeli companies, and is acting for clients such as LinkedIn Corporation in relation to alleged breaches of privacy laws. Oestreicher and Ariel Rakover are defending Verint in a patent infringement claim concerning a patent related to security breaches in cellular communication networks. Also of note, the team achieved recent success in a long-running dispute regarding alleged misuse of patent laws in a way that monopolises the market for a particular psychiatric drug; in this matter, the team acted for GSK. Oestreicher is also representing Philip Morris in proceedings initiated by Major League Baseball regarding Philip Morris' request to register the 'MLB' trademark in Israel.

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Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

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

Yoav Oestreicher - Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

Within: Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices stands out for its strong international client base, which the team advises on the management and protection of large trade mark portfolios. Further, the IP department has assisted large Israeli corporates with the coordination of worldwide trade mark filings. The department is jointly headed by Adv David Mirchin and Adv Yoav Oestreicher, the latter of whom manages the Israeli trade mark portfolio of clients such as Philip Morris, Cadence Design Systems, and Cell Design Labs. Acting for domestic clients, Mirchin advises Gazit Globe and Start-Up Nation Central on the coordination of trade mark filings in the US, Canada and Europe. Also of note, Ariel Rakover assisted Qatar Airways with the filing and prosecution of a series of design applications concerning the client's design of aeroplane seats.

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Legal Developments by:
Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices

  • Changes in California’s Privacy Law Have Worldwide Impact

    If you are the operator of a commercial internet website, an online service or a mobile application (app) ("Operator") and you collect personally identifiable information (PII)  1 about consumer residing in California, you need to update your privacy policy following the enactment of a new California law in order to avoid potentially significant penalties.
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  • Spring is coming for real estate registration in Israel

    Israel may be the “Start-up Nation” and a world-renowned center of technological innovation, yet for many years the procedures and conduct of the Israeli Land Registry have been trapped in the past.
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    Israeli hi-tech and its sources of funding have grown and diversified tremendously since the bubble burst in 2001 and over the last decade since the height of the financial crisis in 2007-2008.
  • NONDISCRIMINATION IN 5G STANDARDS

    Nondiscrimination has been the neglected stepchild of the FRAND commitment. Patent owners participating in standards organizations typically commit to license their technology on “fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (“FRAND”) terms.”
  • Crash Course on Non-Disclosure Agreements

    Non-disclosure agreements are a crucial, but often overlooked, tool in allowing startup companies to grow, build strategic partnerships and explore new business relationships necessary to develop their product or bring it to market. These agreements are often short (sometimes only a page or two) and lead many founders to forego legal advice to get past this "formality" and begin working with the other party to the NDA. Yet, NDAs are important agreements with potentially far-reaching implications for the protection of a company's confidential information and intellectual property, and mishandling of NDAs can come back to haunt a startup years later.
  • Advocates Eli Greenbaum and Ezra Gross of Yigal Arnon & Co. in The Lawyer Special Report editorial

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  • Publication of Adv. Adrian Daniel's Commentary in Private Banker International on GDPR & Blockchain

    Publication of Adv. Adrian Daniel's Commentary in Private Banker International on GDPR & Blockchain.
  • Article in MEA Markets on GDPR & Israeli Law

    GDPR & ISRAELI PRIVACY LAW - KEY DIFFERENCES Yoheved Novogroder-Shoshan & Miriam Friedmann of Yigal Arnon & Co. outline the key differences between GDPR & Israeli Privacy Law.  mea_markets_-_gdpr__israeli_law_-_key_differences_14.05.2018