Adv Ignacio Gonzalez Royo > Meitar Law Offices > Ramat Gan, Israel > Lawyer Profile

Meitar Law Offices
16 ABBA HILLEL SILVER ROAD
RAMAT GAN 5250608
Israel

Work Department

Technology and Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Career

Ignacio González Royo is a partner in the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Group.
Ignacio has over 10 years of experience in the fields of high tech, technology & media (TMT), e-commerce, Fast Moving Consuming Goods (FMCG) and sports & entertainment. He represents and counsels technology companies of all sizes, including software developers and data-rich companies and startups, life sciences companies and financial institutions on a wide variety of matters, including privacy and data protection, intellectual property and copyright, licensing and commercial transactions, software, open source, advertising and consumer-protection law. Ignacio has advised more than 150 companies on their GDPR- compliance programs, as well as many other organizations on intellectual property and privacy issues in M&A and other international IP-IT transactions.

Prior to moving to Israel, Ignacio was a senior associate at Garrigues, one of Spain’s leading law firms, where he handled complex transactions and litigation for well-known internet companies, search engines, social networks, media groups and broadcasters, startups, sports entities and telecom and retail companies.

In 2014, Ignacio was seconded to Bristows (London) where he also advised a number of clients on IP, IT and data protection matters in the UK.

Ignacio is a registered European lawyer and a Madrid Bar member.
He acquired technical and artistic skills during his architecture studies and has postgraduate degrees in Business Intelligence and Commercial Law.

Mentioned Tier 1 by Media Law International.

Member of FIDE’s academic council, the prestigious Spanish Foundation for Research in Law and Business.

Languages

English and Spanish

Education

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (law, 2009);

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain (Architecture, 2009)

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

The team at Meitar Law Offices has experience in various jurisdictions and handles and coordinates worldwide trade mark prosecution filings for Israeli companies. The department is co-led by Yoav Oestreicher, a specialist in brand protection in the food and beverages, agricultural, and internet sectors, previously practised in the US. Co-head David Mirchin has expertise in copyright law, among other areas, and regularly advises on legislative initiatives. Ignacio Gonzalez Royo focuses in particular on trade marks in tech sector, and Michal Weiner recently made partner.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions

Well versed in complex licensing structures, Meitar Law Offices is a go-to firm for both licencors and licencees who additionally benefit from the firm’s comprehensive data protection and privacy practice. David Mirchin, who heads the team, is an international expert in licensing, e-commerce, and data protection and privacy. With previous practice experience in Spain, England, and Japan, Ignacio Gonzalez Royo focuses on advising technology companies in the life sciences and financial sectors. Other highly active members of the practice include Tali Yavin-Surasky, who advises clients on an ongoing basis on IP matters and commercial transactions, and Yael Kalman, who has particular expertise in handling open source software and IP matters in finance and M&A transactions.