Herzog Fox & Neeman’s intellectual property practice is at the cutting edge of developments in the fast-growing areas of intellectual property and information technology, and offers a wide array of services across a broad spectrum of industries.
HFN’s IP practice is unique in the landscape of Israeli commercial law firms in that it is able to provide clients with niche IP services while utilising the resources of a full-service commercial law firm in an entire array of IP-related transactions.
The IP practice provides a full range of commercial/transactional services covering all aspects of intellectual property and information technology law, including: technology transfer and computer software patent and trade secret licensing; IP due diligence for M&A and capital market transactions; trademark, merchandising, and copyright licensing; client counselling in all facets of IP matters; transactions in digital media and electronic distribution; franchising; issues relating to breeders’ rights; and enforcement of intellectual property and related rights before judicial and administrative tribunals, including border control measures and anti-counterfeiting measures. As such, the IP team is involved in most of the firm’s transactional activities.
The practice’s lawyers also provide clients with services that are usually reserved to boutique IP law firms, such as trademark filing and prosecution; civil claims for trademark, copyright and patent infringement; appearances before the Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks and Designs in various cancellation and opposition procedures, internet and domain name protection and retrieval; representation of clients in negotiations with copyright collection societies; and protection of intellectual property rights in various settings, such as employer-employee, development, evaluation, and independent contractor relationships.
Due to the international nature of its clients, the IP practice manages the worldwide IP portfolio of a number of major multinational corporations and is well-known for its unique specialty in handling trademark matters within the gaming industry. In addition, the team is vastly experienced in dealing with cybersquatting and domain name disputes all over the world.
The IP practice is increasingly involved in IP litigation at both the court and administrative levels. The team works closely with HFN’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution department to provide clients with a true one-stop-shop IP litigation capability.
The IP practice is led by two highly experienced lawyers, Karen Elburg and Maya Racine Netser.
Karen has over 15 years of experience in dealing with complex IP issues. She has a reputation as one of the leading figures in the Israeli legal landscape in the field of IP licensing and is one of a small number of practitioners in Israel who has knowledge in IP issues relating to the gaming industry.
Maya maintains an intellectual property and corporate transactional practice, with a focus on technology, life sciences, telecommunications and media companies. As one of the leading lawyers in this field in Israel, Maya serves as head of technology licensing at HFN and advises a wide range of clients on some of the most challenging issues in the industry.