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Meitar Law Offices
RAMAT GAN 5250608
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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: filing/prosecution

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

Yoav OestreicherMeitar Law Offices

Meitar Law Offices‘ trade mark practice manages the portfolios of an extensive range of multinational clients, including some of the most recognisable names in the social media, e-commerce, aviation and cybersecurity sectors. The IP practice is led by Yoav Oestreicher, who previously practised in the US and is well-placed to advise on international IP protection strategies. David Mirchin, who heads up the technology practice, handles licensing agreements and the IP aspects of large M&A transactions in addition to trade mark filing.

Israel > Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes

Meitar Law Offices‘ position as the largest full service firm in Israel places it in an ideal position to assist multinational clients with the protection of their brands locally, assisting clients such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Amazon as both claimants and defendants in trade mark disputes. Yoav Oestreicher leads the intellectual property, technology and privacy litigation department. It advises on technology class actions and misappropriation of trade secrets, in addition to patent disputes involving pharmaceutical companies. Ariel Rakover is another key team member, who frequently acts in opposition and cancellation proceedings at IPTO level.