Partner - S Horowitz & Co
Avi Ordo is a partner at S Horowitz & Co, where he specialises in dispute resolution with an emphasis on intellectual property (patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, trade secrets and breeders' rights), information technology, product liability, professional negligence and contractual disputes. He also comanages the firm’s patent, trademark and design prosecution department. His clients include multinational and domestic manufacturers, pharmaceutical, agrochemical and start-up companies, insurers, academic research institutes, inventors, artists, designers and leading brand owners.
Mr Ordo has been “highly recommended” by the European Legal 500 and ranked as a leader in Chambers Global for his expertise in IP law, which stated that he “considers arguments in depth and makes prudent judgments under pressure”. He has appeared in IP disputes before the Israel Patents, Designs and Trademarks Office and the entire range of Israeli civil courts and arbitration tribunals, including in civil proceedings involving applications for temporary injunctions, seizure orders, oppositions and applications for cancellation, private criminal complaints, criminal charges and administrative actions.
Samples of Mr Ordo's work include:
• successfully representing the prevailing party in a precedent-setting case before the Israeli Supreme Court, dealing with the issue of copyright in lectures given in academic institutions;
• successfully representing a defendant in a multimilliondollar patent infringement action;
• successfully representing the claimant in a settlement related to a multimillion-dollar royalty dispute over numerous patents; and
• representing a subsidiary of Israel's largest media group in an ongoing complex trademark-related litigation before both the registrar of trademarks and the district court.
He also represents and advises an increasing number of clients in numerous internet-related matters.
Mr Ordo frequently contributes and publishes articles on different IP issues.