Intellectual Property

At APM & Co. our Intellectual Property experts provide clients with guidance and present creative solutions pertaining to all aspects of the protection and exploitation of Intellectual Property. Developing solutions to any IP challenge a client may face, we offer value not only in crafting and negotiating commercial agreements, but also in providing guidance on industry norms and structuring transactions.

We represent companies in all stages of development, from large multinational corporations to individual entrepreneurs as well as technological incubators and accelerators. Our IP team has vast experience in advising clients in all industries and fields including biotechnology, medical devices, clean tech, software, electronics, e-commerce and online based services, new media, content and gaming, consumer products, fashion and apparel and entertainment.

Evaluating, structuring and negotiating a wide variety of complex IT and IP oriented transactions, our attorneys also provide clients with strategic advice concerning domestic and international privacy issues, implementation of new business models around open source software, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and the selection, protection, and enforcement of brand names and trademarks.

We have an excellent track record representing clients in IP disputes in the Israeli courts and tribunals, as well as in cross-border IP litigation.

Our Services:

APM & Co. has expertise in the following areas:

  • IT and IP transactions.
  • Franchising.
  • Strategic alliances, spin-offs and corporate partnerships.
  • Technology joint ventures.
  • Cooperation and evaluation development agreements.
  • Manufacturing agreements.
  • Internet law.
  • Copyrights and DMCA issues.
  • Acquisition, registration and protection of trademarks and designs.
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property.
  • E-Commerce.
  • Unlawful competition, passing off and unfair competition.
  • Open Source software use.
  • Privacy concerns and databases.
  • Counterfeiting.
  • Consumer rights.
  • Domain Name Registration, Domain Name Disputes.
  • Protection of Intellectual Property rights within the scope of employment or contractor relations.
  • IP litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Office of the Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Economy

News    about this expertise

Online Privacy Regulation

April 13th, 2014

Adv. Ian Rostowsky, partner, and Adv. Amy Sapan of our firm's High Tech and Venture Capital Department, in a post to Geektime, refer to online privacy regulation. For the full post click here (Hebrew post)....Read More 

Publications    about this expertise

Israeli DPA guidelines on workplace surveillance

November 2nd, 2017

On Oct. 17, Israel's data protection authority, which recently changed its name to the Privacy Protection Authority (formerly the ILITA), published guidelines on the use of surveillance cameras in the workplace and in the framework of an employment relationship. The new guidelines constitute supplementary materials to previous guidel...Read More 

ILITA's new guidelines on privacy protection in transfer of ownership of a database

October 17th, 2017

On Aug. 13, Israel's DPA, the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority, published for public comment new draft guidelines on the interpretation and implementation of the Privacy Protection Law 5741-1981, in relation to the transfer of ownership of a database, which set extensive standards for privacy protection and data subj...Read More 

APM IP QUARTERLY - SEPTEMBER 2017

September 18th, 2017

Read the full APM IP QUARTERLY - SEPTEMBER 2017. Click here....Read More 
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Recognition    about this expertise

17 APM & Co. Departments Ranked in the 2014 BDI Edition

May 4th, 2014

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. was ranked in 17 practice areas in the 2014 edition of BDI, the leading Israeli legal directory. APM & Co. was ranked within tier 1 in the following practice areas: Real Estate Tax High Tech Antitrust Mergers and Acquisitions International Commercial Law Receiverships and Liquidations E...Read More 

APM & Co. Ranked in 16 Practice Areas in the DUN'S100 2014 Edition

February 11th, 2014

APM & Co. was ranked in 16 practice areas in the 2014 edition of DUN'S100, a leading and influential Israeli legal directory: High Tech Liquidation and Receivership Real Estate Environmental Law Investment Funds Tax Law Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law Administrative Law International Commercial Law Antitrust C...Read More 

APM & Co. Named Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2013

November 19th, 2013

As part of the annual competition held by the Global 100, APM & Co. received the 'Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year' award for 2013. Read more about our Intellectual Property practice....Read More 
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Presentation    about this expertise

Patent Trolls, Licensing and Case Study

December 22th, 2010

A presentation by Adv. Ian Rostowsky, a partner in our High Tech and Venture Capital department and co-chair of our Intellectual Property practice. For the full presentation click here....Read More