Iyar Stav אייר סתיו

Iyar Stav

Iyar Stav is an intellectual property lawyer specializing in patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, plant breeder rights and music industry/entertainment law.

His practice was recognized by IP Stars (Rising Star 2021, Notable Practitioner 2022), World Trademark Review (Leading Practitioner 2022) and Expert Guides (the only practitioner from Israel to enter the Rising Stars guide in 2021 and 2022).

Iyar represents clients in a variety of technological and commercial sectors in prosecution of patents and trademarks from drafting to grant, as well as provide legal and strategic counseling in respect to IP related transactions and commercial matters, including founder agreements, joint ventures and licensing and sale of IP assets. As a Litigator, he represents clients in IP related court proceedings in addition to Patent and Trademark Office proceedings (oppositions, invalidations and rival applications).

With decades long experience as a musician, he has a particular interest and expertise in the music industry which he uses for advising artists, record labels, publishers, management agencies and other companies in the industry on matters such as publishing, CMOs, sync, royalties and musical plagiarism.
Iyar has been successfully handling complex IP litigation proceedings before courts and patent, trademark and design offices in Israel and abroad, meticulously constructing litigation strategy for each case and working alongside multinational litigation teams.

His unique skills have led and contributed to some of the firm’s recent outstanding accomplishments, successfully securing and protecting its clients’ IP around the world, even in difficult and challenging situations.
Iyar has successfully prosecuted our clients’ patents, trademark and designs in Israel and around the world. Having acquired also advanced patent drafting skills, Iyar translates our clients’ ideas into robust patent applications that many times encounter little to no objections, thereby minimizing their prosecution costs.

Iyar has published various academic and professional articles concerning contemporary IP issues, such “How to Navigate Domain Name Disputes” published on Entrepreneur.com, and “Musical Plagiarism: A True Challenge for the Copyright Law”, published as lead article in De Paul University’s IP Law Journal, which is one of the most cited articles in the topic of musical plagiarism in recent years, establishing him the status of an international expert in this field.

Iyar is also a primary editor to the firm’s recent publication “Intellectual Property Law in Israel”.

Iyar earned his LL.B in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Law.

Prior to his law practice, Iyar has gained professional experience in a variety of technological and other fields such as satellite telecommunications, audio/video engineering, credit card fraud prevention and music production.