For example, if there has been a breach or violation of a patent, design, trademark, or copyright, injunctions and claims for compensation due to violation can only be claimed in court.
Section 155 of Patents Law notes,
“A patent attorney shall, by the Court's permission, have the right to plead in Court on behalf of a party to proceedings under this Law on any matter that relates to an invention or a patent and is not a point of Law, on condition that the advocate of that party is present at the time.”
In other words, in Israel, only a lawyer can argue and represent a legal point in court. However, patent attorneys can also represent a client this is only possible with permission of the court (if it is granted) by claiming that the matter relates to an invention or patent on condition that the party’s legal representative is present at that time.
Moreover, lawyers can accompany the inventor and the company through the commercial aspect, with negotiations and preparation of various documents, preparing warning letters to be sent to intellectual property right violators, and other powers that the law does not authorize patent attorneys.
Our Israeli Office’s Legal Team
Adv. Asaf Gitelis is a certified lawyer and a member of the Israel Bar Association. As well as earning distinction in his Law degree (LLB), he wrote his thesis on intellectual property law, specifically patents. He also holds a BS.c with distinction in business and communications, and he holds a Master’s degree (MSM) in management. Moreover, Asaf also studied Private Investigations at the Israeli College for Security and Investigations, and he studied photography at the Camera Obscura. Asaf has 15 years’ business and management experience in technology, in an electronics company, and in a research and development company that creates prototypes, and markets patents and inventions, and multidisciplinary technology projects.
Asaf is a lawyer who has specialized in the field of intellectual property, patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights, and civil and commercial law.
Attorney and Patent Attorney Haim Brandstater is a certified lawyer, registered with the Israeli Bar Association, and a patent attorney. As well as his legal specialization, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics and electro-optics. His technology experience includes developing video observation systems and computer apps, and analysing data systems, control, hardware, cooling, and more.
Haim works with intellectual property, patents, designs, trademarks, copyright, and civil and commercial law.
Network of Consultants in IP Law Abroad
Our firm has a network of IP law consultants and local representatives who submit applications for patents, designs, utility models, and trademarks in about 20 different countries. Our consultants, lawyers and patent attorneys in these countries know the local laws, and they are all certified by the relevant authorities as lawyers or patent attorneys.
Through this network of consultants, we submit applications for patents and other forms of intellectual property. Our Israeli team prepare the applications according to local law, which is different in each country, they translate the application into the local language, and receive the various documents and reports in the different target countries.
Our network of consultants and representatives are spread through many countries, including the USA; Canada; Europe including Germany, Italy, England, Spain, and Portugal; China; Japan; Korea; Australia; South Africa, and more.
For more details, call us on 972 (0) 3-9711013.