Overview

Overview of Our Intellectual Property Practice

We are widely recognised for the strength, depth and range of our intellectual property (IP) law practice, which is unparalleled in Israel for its level of expertise and the quality of its services. Among the major commercial law firms in Israel, S. Horowitz & Co. stands out as the only firm capable of providing full and comprehensive services in the IP arena, and to be consistently ranked in the first tier by the major legal directories. In this context, The Legal 500 has paid homage to our IP practice, describing it as “a rare phenomenon in Israel, a full-service firm offering a full range of services in IP litigation, licensing and commercialisation, prosecution and enforcement”.

We advise companies and rights holders operating in a wide spectrum of industry sectors on all aspects of IP, both contentious and non-contentious, spanning from research and development to commercialisation and licensing of the protected product. The firm’s highly talented and respected IP team provides hands-on strategic advice to both international and domestic clients, and guides them as required with regard to the use, enforcement and protection of their valuable IP, with particular regard to technological developments, concomitant with today’s rapidly-changing marketplace.

We are immensely proud to be associated with the S. Horowitz Institute for IP in memory of Dr. Amnon Goldenberg, a research institute run by the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. The Institute aims to promote the progress of IP-related law and practices by supporting research and the study of IP, facilitating the exchange of ideas both locally and globally, and offering policymakers unbiased input. The Institute’s mission is primarily to facilitate innovative, interdisciplinary research, corroborating the fact that the law in general, and IP in particular, are social tools.

For more information on the S. Horowitz Institute for IP, click here.

Our IP Lawyers

Our IP lawyers are specialists in advising on the laws and regulations governing patents, trademarks, brand protection, technology transfer, copyright, designs, trade secrets, semiconductor chip protection, appellations of origin and geographical indications, plant breeders’ rights, rights of publicity, parallel imports and information technology.

Our Intellectual Property Practice’s Experience

We have extensive experience in handling major, complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes where key IP rights are contested and litigated in parallel proceedings in various countries.

Recognition

  • EMEA Legal 500 2020 ranks S. Horowitz & Co. Intellectual Property Practice in tier 1 and declares: “S. Horowitz & Co. is known throughout the market for its formidable litigation practice, and that reputation extends to IP litigation, where the team handles high-profile patent, trade mark, and copyright disputes across a range of key sectors including defence, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, media and telecoms”.
  • Chambers Global 2020 ranks Horowitz & Co. Intellectual Property Practice in band 1 and states: “S. Horowitz & Co. has one of the largest intellectual property departments of any law firm in Israel and is one of the few law firms in Israel that also provides clients with a patent and trademark filing, prosecution and portfolio management service. The firm’s lawyers have served as members of governmental committees set up to revise the law in Israel on patents and trademarks, assisted in drafting the legislation that implemented TRIPS into Israeli law and are regular contributors to practitioner books on intellectual property law.” A “Full-service firm with a strong reputation handling IP disputes and patent litigation. Also well known for non-contentious matters including service inventions, patent extensions and maintaining clients’ trade mark portfolios.” As also remarked by one satisfied client: “I think that they are very straightforward. They know what you need to get done and give you quick, straightforward advice that is easy to follow. I find it very easy and pleasurable working with them”. –And in the words of yet another satisfied client: “They have a very good team. They have a very large department and do very thorough work in research and case law, whatever is needed to win the case”.
  • IAM Patent 1000 2020: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals ranks the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in tier 1 and recommended its Transactions Practice Group: ”Sitting atop the contentious tree, full-service firm S Horowitz & Co is – according to a competitor – “still the first name you think of in Israel for litigation – the number one”. Its “fantastic” practitioners make a point of being available whenever clients need them, and the significant regulatory experience that it possesses as a commercial firm provides a point of departure from most competitors”.
  • IP Stars has consistently ranked the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group as a top tier firm for both patent and trade mark contentious matters. Our Intellectual Property Practice Group received MIP Award “Israel IP (litigation) Firm of the Year”.
    • IP STARS 2019 ranks S. Horowitz & Co. Intellectual Property Practice in the patent contentious category in tier 1.
    • IP STARS 2019 recommends S. Horowitz & Co. Intellectual Property Practice in the copyright & related rights category.
    • IP STARS 2020 ranks S. Horowitz & Co. Intellectual Property Practice in the trade mark contentious category in tier 1.
    • IP STARS 2020 ranks S. Horowitz & Co. Intellectual Property Practice in the trade mark prosecution category as a notable firm.
  • WTR (World Trademark Review) 1000 2019 ranks Horowitz & Co. Intellectual Property Practice in tier 1 in enforcement and litigation, and in tier 2 in prosecution and strategy. WTR states that “S. Horowitz & Co. is ‘One of the best known in Israel for intellectual property. It’s always there in the biggest litigation matters’”.