Design Litigation

DWO is one of the leading law firms in the field of design litigation. 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.

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 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.

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