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Meitar Law Offices
RAMAT GAN 5250608

Work Department

Litigation Group, intellectual property and technology litigation practice


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


Dr. Yoav Oestreicher is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, and is responsible for the firm’s intellectual property and technology litigation practice. Yoav has substantial experience in commercial, business and intellectual property litigation and arbitration and was recommended as a litigator by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, WTR 1000 and IAM Patent 1000. Yoav has represented international and Israeli clients in court cases, arbitration proceedings, class actions and intellectual property matters (including patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, plant breeders’ rights and trade secrets) in various courts and jurisdictions in Israel and the United States, as well as in opposition and cancellation proceedings at the Israeli Patent and Trademark Office. Yoav has handled cases in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, bio-technology, communications, engineering, internet and the protection of brands and goodwill. Yoav has also counseled clients on various issues, including privacy and data protection.

Prior to returning to Israel, Yoav practiced law with the law firm of Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn LLP in New York and Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson P.A. of Charlotte, North Carolina.

In addition to his position with the firm, Yoav has been teaching for many years courses and seminars in intellectual property law at Tel-Aviv University Coller School of Management and the Schools of Law at Bar-Ilan and Haifa Universities. Yoav was also invited to present lectures to active judges at the Institute of Advanced Judicial Studies at the Supreme Court of Israel, as well as other forums.

Yoav was a member of the Intellectual Property Legislation Committee of the Israel Bar and was asked to represent its interests at various hearings at the Israeli Parliament (Knesset).

Yoav is a member of INTA, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and North Carolina Bar Association.


Hebrew and English


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.


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).

Lawyer Rankings

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes

Trusted by large multinational technology clients to handle their patent and trade mark matters, the team at Meitar Law Offices is comprised of specialists at the intersection between IP, competition and privacy law. Practice head Yoav Oestreicher represents companies in Israel and the US before the relevant courts, in arbitration, and at the Israeli Patent and Trademark Office. Another practitioner with US experience, Ariel Rakover focuses on litigation surrounding IP, technology, and class actions. Additionally noteworthy is senior associate Heni Rothstein Cohen for her proficiency in IP and tech disputes. Boris Roginkin recently made partner.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: filing/prosecution

(Leading individuals: Intellectual property: filing and prosecution: trade marks and copyrights)

Yoav OestreicherMeitar Law Offices

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 > Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration

Meitar Law Offices has a first-rate reputation across a number of key areas of dispute resolution, including matters involving corporate, commercial, labour, competition and securities law issues. White-collar crime litigation is another key area of strength. In addition, the team is notably strong in handling IP class actions, as is reflected by its work for clients such as Facebook and LinkedIn in this space. Israel Leshem heads up the practice, which distinguishes itself coordinating cross-border litigation and it also excels in both domestic and international arbitration. Leshem is one of only four Israeli litigators to have been selected to become members of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Under his leadership, the group stands out for the volume and complexity of its work. It handles high-profile cases for clients in sectors such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and aviation, among many others. In an ongoing mandate, Nadav Weisman and Giora Ungar are acting for Alstom Transport in three administrative petitions over the Tel Aviv light railway system tender. Yoav Oestreicher has expertise in acting for Fortune 500 multinational companies, with a particular strength in representing major tech companies in class actions in Israel that involve complex technological, privacy and cybersecurity issues. Eyal Rosovsky, Liran Bar-Shalom Ali Bursztyn are among other notable individuals in the sizeable group. Mor Fingerer and Vered Bloch Schechtman left the firm, with the latter individual taking up an appointment as a Magistrates Court judge.