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Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
Azrieli Sarona Tower, 121 Menachem Begin Road
53rd floor
Tel Aviv, 6701203
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Zeev Pearl is a founder and the Managing Partner of the firm.


Zeev’s multifaceted practice includes the representation of global companies protecting and enforcing their intellectual property and scouting for technologies in Israel, the representation of numerous Israel and Israel-related companies, from NASDAQ traded public companies to promising technology start-ups, as their primary IP counsel with respect to their intellectual property matters worldwide, and the representation of US-based and international clients before the USPTO.


After completing his B.Sc. and M.Sc., including a thesis involving the application of analytical chemistry to archeology, Zeev worked on his Ph.D. thesis in physical chemistry involving the application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to visualization of fluid mixing processes while completing his law degree. At the time he decided to focus his future practice on intellectual property and worked as an in-house IP counsel at Scitex Corporation, then one of Israel’s leading multinational companies. At Scitex, Zeev mastered a range of technologies in the fields of image and information processing and was involved in building and realizing the company’s long term patent, licensing and litigation strategies.


English & Hebrew


LES  – Licensing Executives Society
AIPPI – International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
INTA – International Tredmark Association 


Tel Aviv University School of Law, LL.B, 1992
Weizmann Institute of Science, M.Sc. Chemistry, 1989
Hebrew University in Jerusalem, B.Sc. Chemistry and Geology, 1986

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz handles the whole range of IP litigation but most notably acts for numerous large multinational clients in trade mark disputes. The practice group is led by Yossi Markovich, an exceptional trade mark litigator and chairman of the IP committee of the Israel Bar Association as well as the American Israel Chamber of Commerce. Clients also benefit from Zeev Pearl‘s comprehensive scientific knowledge alongside his legal expertise. Other key contacts in the team include Nathaniel Agou, who represents clients both before courts and the Patents, Designs and Trademarks Office, as well as Lee Ardon, a specialist in IP matters pertaining to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

(Leading individuals: Intellectual property: filing and prosecution: patents)

Zeev PearlPearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz represents clients from numerous industries before domestic, US, and European patent offices, and acts on patent matters for some of the largest international pharmaceutical companies. A renowned IP practitioner with three decades of experience, practice co-head Zeev Pearl assists companies from their setup in Israel through the prosecution of their patents to the management of their overall IP portfolio. Co-head and prominent chair of the life science practice group Mark S. Cohen focuses on patent prosecution in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biological, and medical sectors. The firm’s trade mark and designs group is headed by Dor Cohen Zedek, who – as several others in the team – is admitted to practice in both Israel and the US, and handles the enforcement and management of trade marks and designs worldwide. Yoav Alkalay approaches client’s matters from a commercial angle, focusing on strategic development of IP assets and portfolios. Idan Frydman left the firm.

Israel > Healthcare and life sciences

Leveraging its impressive international footprint with offices in the US,  Europe, the UK, and Asia, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz is best placed to assist US and domestic pharmaceutical, medical cannabis, tech transfer companies and healthcare start-ups on IP, corporate law, securities, and employment matters. It handles a steady flow of contentious and non-contentious patent matters which the firm particularly excels. Managing partner Zeev Pearl is recommended for IP portfolios, licensing, litigation, and commercial transactions.  Co-head Mark S. Cohen focuses on patent prosecution and licensing transactions. Yael Baratz also jointly heads the team, and is recommended for licensing, technology licensing and collaborations, and M&A transactions.

Israel > Hi-tech and start-ups

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz focuses on advising venture capital funds and start-ups in the fintech, agtech, and health sectors in relation to investments, complemented by a strong IP licensing practice and the firm’s international network. Practice group chair Guy Lachmann  excels in advising investors from Japan, Germany and the US on corporate and commercial laws, while Atir Jaffe  handles complex commercial transactions and licensing structures. The team’s strength has recently been bolstered with the arrival of Uri Nesher from Tulchinsky Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co.. Managing partner Zeev Pearl is also chair of the wider technology, medical and telecoms practice group.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz‘s market leading position is built on the combination of prominent work in licensing, tech transfers, and ongoing corporate support with its multi-jurisdictional presence in Israel, the US, and the UK. Zeev Pearl and Mark S. Cohen are the founding partners and practice co-heads. Pearl has three decades of experience in handling IP matters for multinationals in Israel, while Cohen is renowned for his expertise in commercialising life sciences technology. Senior partner Yael Baratz chairs the corporate and licensing group and is also co-chair of the Israel Bar Association’s Science and Technology Committee.