Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co. is proud to be the oldest and most prestigious intellectual property litigation firm in Israel. Since its foundation in 1940 pre-state Israel by Dr. Ernst Seligsohn, the firm is recognized as a pioneer and leader in its field. The firm has been involved in the development of many of the important rulings regarding IP laws, and it deals in all areas of IP, offering its clients a variety of IP services. The firm is internationally and globally recognized for its expertise and is highly ranked in prestigious rating directories in Israel and abroad. The firm’s approach, combining lawyers specializing in IP and patent attorneys, provides clients with broad and comprehensive service, enabling the examination of inventions both from the technological and the legal-property aspects.
50 Years of Family Excellence
In the early 1960s, the late Dr. Seligsohn, one of the pioneers in the field of IP and the late Adv. Arnan Gabrieli, founded the partnership Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co., fundamentally changing the legal approach to IP in Israel, and played a central role in the development of the ruling and legislation in this field. Adv. Arnan Gabrieli was for many years a member of the various legislation committees, which drew-up the main laws of IP. Advs. Nahum and Ehud Gabrieli, second generation of the Gabrieli family, joined the firm 21 and almost 16 years ago respectively, and they continue the family tradition of excellence. In 1983, the patent attorney Alfred Thee, one of the leading and most experienced patent attorneys in Israel, joined the firm and heads the Patent Department.
Personal Service & Ethics
The firm maintains its family character and ensures that the clients receive personal and direct service by the partners, who are closely involved in client’s matters. Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co. is proud to continue the tradition of commitment to the high quality standards established by the founders and upholds the ethical rules applied by the late Adv. Arnan Gabrieli throughout his 50 years of activity. The firm represents a wide range of local and international clients, including Israeli companies and inventors, who benefit from the firm’s guidance throughout the international application process for patent registration abroad (PCT). The firm also represents foreign companies operating in Israel. Seligsohn Gabrieli & Co. works with well-known companies represented by the firm over the course of several decades, in Israel and abroad. Among its clients are leading international conglomerates in various technological areas, leading companies in all the areas of commerce and business. The firm also represents authors and acts as external legal advisor to ACUM – the Israel Copyright Society, the largest corporation for collective management of copyright in Israel.
Areas of Activity
Now in its sixth decade, the firm specializes in all IP-related aspects and builds a comprehensive strategy to protect the client’s rights, offering a wide range of services, including, inter alia, initial advice on the ability to protect an invention or design, advising clients in the registration of patents in Israel and abroad, enforcing clients IP rights in courts. Litigation is carried out by the firm’s experienced litigators, before all the legal instances in the fields of patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and trade secrets. The firm also counsels on new media (Internet, mobile and social net-works) and registration of domain names and ownership disputes.
Nahum Gabrieli - Specializes in litigation of copyright, trademarks, patents and designs. He has 21 years of experience in the management of complex IP disputes. Nahum is an expert in representation of clients in cases of patent, copyright and trademark infringement, passing off, motions for injunctions, as well as litigation before the Registrar of Trademarks, Patents and Designs. Nahum represents clients in litigation of patent infringement concerning various technologies, among others, in the field of communication, pharmaceuticals and weapons industry. Nahum is a member of the AIPPI Israeli chapter as well as other associations such as INTA, ALAI and IACC.
Ehud Gabrieli - Specializes in representation of clients in copyright, design, plant breeders’ rights and trademark cases, as well as in cases of infringement and usurpation of trade secrets. Ehud has vast expertise in enforcing the rights of trademark and copyright owners before the Israeli Customs Authority, including seizure and destruction of counterfeit imported goods. Ehud is a member of the AIPPI Israeli chapter as well as other organizations such as INTA, ALAI and Marques.
In Memory of Adv. Arnan Gabrieli
In January 2015, Adv. Arnan Gabrieli, the Firm’s founding partner and one of the most important IP lawyers in Israel, passed away. Arnan practiced law for over 50 years and was one of the first advocates to specialize in IP in Israel. In 1962 he established with Dr. Seligsohn the partnership Seligsohn Gabrieli. Arnan stood out as one of the leaders in IP and took part in the development of many of the most important precedents in the field. He advised local and foreign clients, represented them in various IP matters and was considered an authority in this area. Among his public activities, he was a member of the legislation committees for IP, the Israeli Bar Association’s ethics committee and was the chairman of the discipline committee for patent attorneys. For many decades he lectured before thousands of students on IP laws at Tel Aviv University and the College of Management Academic Studies. May his soul rest in peace.