Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co is one of Israel’s oldest and most prominent law firms specialising in the field of intellectual property. A boutique firm, it has vast and unique experience of providing clients with strategic counselling in the exercise, enforcement, prosecution and protection of their IP rights. Over the years, the firm has been involved in high-profile, precedentsetting cases which have contributed to the development of Israeli IP law.
The firm advises a wide range of domestic and international clients in Israel and abroad on the protection and enforcement of their valuable IP rights. During its decades of practice, the firm has gained an excellent reputation and counts among its clients leading companies and manufacturers in industries including food and beverages; pharmaceutical substances and drugs; cosmetics; fashion and apparel; sportswear and accessories; weapons; and various technology companies. The firm also represents clients in the fields of music, entertainment, art and literature, as well as Acum, the Israeli copyright society.
Main international areas of practice
Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co is a multidisciplinary boutique law firm offering a full range of services in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and designs, copyright, trade secrets and plant breeders’ rights. The firm’s services include preliminary counselling on the ability to protect an IP right, litigation, arbitration, mediation, portfolio management, patent, trademark and design filing and prosecution in Israel and abroad.
Patents, designs and plant breeders’ rights
The firm litigates a wide variety of patent cases in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, optics, electronics, telecommunications, microchips, semiconductors and printed circuits and weapons. In the 1990s Arnan Gabrieli led the first litigation concerning plant breeders’ rights in Israel, and today the firm represents a wide variety of clients in this area. The team also files and prosecutes patents, designs and trademarks for clients in Israel and worldwide.
Another key area of expertise is the enforcement of copyright belonging to writers, composers and authors. For over 10 years the firm has served as external legal counsel to Acum, a non-profit organisation that administers and manages the copyrights of its members (comprising artists and authors). The firm represents authors in their legal battle to collect proper royalties from television and radio broadcasting corporations that use their work.
Trademarks and passing off
The firm has extensive experience in litigation relating to trademarks and passing off and has been involved in some of the most significant trademark and passing-off cases brought before the Supreme Court. The firm files trademark applications in Israel and abroad, represents well-known trademark owners in various fields and provides counselling on branding strategies. It also conducts trademark availability searches and opinions, and handles the retention of counterfeit goods in Customs and prosecutes their importers. In addition, the firm provides assistance to Israeli companies and foreign companies marketing in Israel in the acquisition and protection of trademarks.
Members of the firm speak English, French, German and Hebrew.
Yavne Tower 31 Yavne Street
PO Box 1426
Nahum Gabrieli, Partner
Ehud Gabrieli, Partner