Iyar Stav

Iyar Stav is a highly proficient Intellectual Property lawyer with practical experience and profound knowledge in a variety of intellectual property law fields, such as copyright, trademarks, patents and plant breeders’ rights, as well as related fields such as internet law, privacy and collective management organizations.

Iyar has been successfully handling complex IP litigation proceedings before courts and patent, trademark and design offices in Israel and abroad, meticulously analysing each case and constructing litigation strategy, carefully drafting statements of case and motions, and leading multinational litigation teams with foreign colleagues.

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 is very experienced and knowledgeable in prosecution of patents, trademark and designs in Israel and in a variety of other territories, articulating arguments and setting prosecution strategy. Having acquired remarkable patent drafting skills, Iyar manages to translate the ideas of the firm’s clients into robust patent applications that many times encounter little to no objections, thereby minimizing prosecution costs to the clients.

Being a certified mediator, Iyar pleasantly but determinedly negotiates settlement and commercial agreements for the firm’s clients, while carefully tailoring them to meet each client’s needs.

Iyar has published various academic and professional articles concerning contemporary IP issues, the most known of which “Musical Plagiarism: A True Challenge for the Copyright Law”, published as lead article in De Paul University’s Journal of Art, Technology and Intellectual Property, is one of the most cited articles in the topic of musical plagiarism in recent years (in both academic and popular publications), establishing him the status of an international expert in this field.

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

Iyar is a graduate of the internationally esteemed Faculty of Law in the Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel (HUJI), as part of which he participated in its delegation to WIPO convention in Geneva.

Prior to his law practice, Iyar has acquired experience and knowledge in a variety of technological and other fields such as satellite telecommunications, audio/video engineering and credit card fraud analysis and prevention, providing him technological insights in related topics. Furthermore, Iyar has a profound knowledge and long experience in the fields of music, art, media and entertainment, augmenting his understanding of legal issues related to these fields.