Design Litigation

DWO is a Law office and Patent Attorneys firm specializing in the fields of Intellectual Property in general and in design litigation in particular.

The firm is ranked amongst the top tiers intellectual property law firms in leading international guides: Legal 500, IAM1000, IP Stars, WTR, Dun and Bradstreet and BDI Guide. Yonatan Drori was ranked as one of Israel’s leading attorneys in the Patent practice by the renowned international ranking guide ILO and was awarded the Client Choice award.

We represent both claimants and respondents in legal proceedings over registered design infringement and passing off claims, in preliminary injunction procedures, in complex appeal proceedings regarding design infringement, in arbitration and mediation proceedings and in proceedings before the Registrar of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. The lawyers at our Firm are widely experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases in the field of design rights litigation.

Our uniqueness: 

When dealing with design cases, an “ad hoc” professional team is put together, consisting of skilled lawyers in the field of design litigation and professionals in the relevant technology or industrial design field. This combination of legal proficiency and professional industrial design expertise is the key to our success in the field of design litigation in Israel.

Our Books on Designs:

In 2014 we have published our book “Industrial Design Law“, the first ever comprehensive book on industrial design which has gained vast recognition within the legal milieu and has been frequently quoted in applicable cases.

In 2016 we have published our book “Monetary Remedies in Intellectual Property Procedures“, the first book published in Israel dealing with calculation of damages in design infringement procedures in Israel and around the world. 

In 2019 we published our book “Industrial Design Law (Second edition)“, A new edition of our famous book, covering the new Design Act that entered into force in 2018, as well as recent court decisions and other developments in the field of Design Law in Israel.

In 2020 we published our book “Intellectual Property Law in Israel”, which extensively and thoroughly reviews the Intellectual Property Law in Israel and provides an in-depth coverage of the Israeli legislation and case law in this field from historical, procedural and substantial points of view. 

Our experience:

Our experience in the field of design law encompasses claimed infringements in the following fields: Aluminum and metal profiles, garments, lighting products, cast molds, buttons, furniture, building products, hygiene products computer games and others.

Recent key cases dealt with by our firm’s lawyers include:

  • Lighting products designs: Representation of the main Israeli lighting fixtures companies in a claim of infringement of a design for electric bulb sockets and various lighting products. The case is currently being heard before the Israel Supreme Court of Justice in Jerusalem.
  • Computer games design: Representation of two major Israeli consumer product retail chains vs. the Sony Company worldwide, in a dispute concerning a Sony Playstation product design.
  • Preliminary injunction concerning Aluminum profiles: Representation of one of the major aluminum products company in Israel, in a request for a temporary injunction on grounds of infringement of an aluminum profile design.