Senior Partner - Gilat, Bareket & Co, Reinhold Cohn Group
David Gilat is a senior partner, attorney at law and patent attorney. He has extensive professional experience in intellectual property – particularly patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, plant breeders’ rights, distribution agreements and competition law – including litigation, transactions and general consulting on IP issues.
In addition, Mr Gilat teaches patent law at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty and occasionally lectures in Israeli academic institutions and other forums.
He is the author of Experimental Use and Patents (IIC Studies, Volume 16, 1995), and served as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Laws from 1992 to 1993. He also authored the Israel chapter in Inside the Minds: IP Client Strategies in the Middle East and Africa (Thomson Reuters 2009) and the Israel chapter in Trademark Cancellation International Practice and Procedures Guide (International Trademark Association).
His main fields of expertise are intellectual property, high technology, pharmaceutical law, competition law, litigation, antitrust and trade regulation, agency and distributorships and advertising and marketing.
Mr Gilat has extensive professional experience in trademark litigation and has established a worldwide reputation for his outstanding achievements in the field. The Bacardi case, which he led, was the first Israeli case to recognise the concept of a well-known mark.
Mr Gilat has been recommended for several years in leading international guides such as the Chambers & Partners Global Guide, PLC Which Lawyer?, Managing Intellectual Property, Expert Guides (both patent and trademark categories), Who's Who Legal (both patent and trademark categories), European Legal Experts, World Trademark Review 1000, IAM 300 (life sciences and patent litigation) and Legal 500 (which also placed him in the leading individuals category).
The Chambers & Partners Global ranking 2010 quoted clients who said Mr Gilat is "responsive, creative, thorough and assertive as needed"; and in 2009 wrote that "clients ‘always feel safe’ when David Gilat is handling a case".
Mr Gilat holds a BSc in chemistry (1986) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an LLB (1991) from Tel Aviv University.
Gilat, Bareket & Co, Reinhold Cohn Group
Reinhold Cohn House
26A Habarzel Street
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World Trademark Review
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World Trademark Review Yearbook 2008
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World Trademark Review Yearbook 2007
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