Intellectual Property

  • Overview of our Intellectual Property Practice


    We are widely acknowledged for the strength, depth and range of our intellectual property law practice, which is unparalleled in Israel for its level of expertise and service. European Legal 500 has described our intellectual property law practice in Israel 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”. Among the major commercial law firms in Israel, S. Horowitz & Co. is the only firm with full service Intellectual Property capability and to be ranked in the first tier by the major legal directories.


    We advise companies and rights holders from a wide spectrum of industries in respect of all aspects of IP, both contentious and non-contentious, from research and development to commercialisation and licensing. The firm’s highly respected team of Intellectual Property lawyers provides strategic and legal counsel designed to assist international and domestic clients in the use, enforcement and protection of their valuable intellectual property in today’s rapidly-changing marketplace.


    Our IP Lawyers

    Our IP lawyers are specialists in patent, trademark, brand protection, technology transfer, copyright, design, trade secrets, rights in semi-conductor chips, appellations of origin and geographical indications, plant breeder’s rights, right of publicity, parallel imports and information technology law.


    Our Intellectual Property Practice Experience

    We have extensive experience acting on major, complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes where key IP rights are being litigated in parallel proceedings in different countries.


    We are proud to be part of the S. Horowitz Institute for IP in memory of Dr. Amnon Goldenberg, which is part of the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University. The Institute, aims to promote the progress of Intellectual Property law and practices by supporting research and the study of IP, by facilitating the exchange of ideas both locally and globally, and by offering policymakers unbiased input. The Institute’s intention is to facilitate innovative, interdisciplinary research that acknowledges that the law in general and IP in particular are social tools.


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    • Chambers Global, 2018, Full-service firm with a strong reputation handling IP disputes and patent litigation. "The team has members from all the required disciplines to provide in-depth legal representation." One client described the firm as a "leader in the field"
    • IP Stars 2018, ranked S. Horowitz & Co. Intellectual Property Practice Group as Top Tier firm for IP litigation, and a rival admitted that the firm's IP litigation is "very strong and has an incredible, stable list of clients"
    • Chambers Global, 2016: S. Horowitz & Co. leverages its reputation as a leading litigation firm to handle high-profile patent, trade mark and copyright disputes
    • Chambers Global, 2015: Particularly well recognised for its skillful handling of patent litigation. Also acts for clients on various non-contentious matters and lobbying, and advises a number of leading multinationals across the media, telecommunications and life sciences industries. "It is the IP litigation firm, especially in the area of patent law"
    • EMEA Legal 500, 2018 writes “The ‘extremely capable and experienced team’ at S. Horowitz & Co. is, by one client’s estimation, ‘the best IP group in Israel’”
    • IP Stars 2016, ranked S. Horowitz & Co. Intellectual Property Practice Group as Top Tier in Patent contentious and Trade mark contentious/copyright. 
    • WTR1000 2016, ranked S. Horowitz & Co. Intellectual Property Practice Group as Gold (Tier 1) for enforcement and litigation.
    • Chambers Global, 2014 describes the firms IP practice as "an outstanding practice that frequently represents blue-chip clients in all manner of IP issues, with special expertise in patent, copyright and trade mark litigation" also recognises that S. Horowitz and Co. is "a firm with an excellent IP faction"
    • Chambers Global, 2013 states that S. Horowitz & Co. is "a full-service law firm that is well regarded for intellectual property"
    • The European Legal 500, 2013 highlights the teams "in-depth knowledge of IP", its "excellent response times" and "outstanding individuals"
    • The European Legal 500, 2012 states that the team "provides premium service with a high level of attentiveness to customers' needs and a thoughtful proficiency in all IP matters"
    • The European Legal 500, 2012 also notes that the firm has "the largest dedicated IP department among leading commercial law firms in Israel"
    • The European Legal 500, 2011 simply states that the team is "excellent" and that it is "very dedicated and does a great job"
    • Chambers Global Client's Guide, 2010 states that "this is the practice that everyone should be looking up to" and that "S. Horowitz has a great department, which handles top-profile cases"
    • The European Legal 500, 2010 recognises that S. Horowitz & Co. has a "very good IP department, usually dealing with major cases, a good mixture of senior and more junior lawyers, especially strong in patent litigation"
    • Chambers Global Client's Guide, 2009 describes the team as "a huge army of talented IP specialists"
    • Chambers Global Client's Guide, 2008 acknowledges the "highly professional IP team" that "is a high quality 24-hour firm that recognises the expectation of its clients"
    • Chambers Global Client's Guide, 2007 declares S. Horowitz & Co. is "one of the most important firms in Israel, and one of the best full-service firms for IP"