Shok-Shaked, Nachman Law Firm & Patents is a boutique law firm whose main practice is providing legal services and consulting in the fields of intellectual property rights and copyrights.
As intellectual property lawyers, we regularly provide legal consulting and representation in a wide array of intellectual property matters: copyright laws, trademarks, designs, trade secrets, and more.
In addition, we handle the registration of intellectual property rights (such as: registering trademarks in Israel and abroad, registering designs and more), we provide intellectual property rights enforcement services and we represent and accompany our clients in Israel and abroad in legal proceedings in court and other legal tribunals, both in defense of the defendants and in representation of claimants whose intellectual property rights were infringed.
Advocate Dor Nachman, a partner in the Firm, serves as the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee at the Israeli Bar Association (Tel Aviv District) and as the Deputy Chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee at the Israeli Bar Association (National).
What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property is a general term for the legal rights connected to products that are intangible and were created by humans.
While property law mostly deals with the question of ownership over tangible property, such as real-estate or vehicles, intellectual property laws deal with a variety of legal questions regarding inventions, creations, designs, plants species, electric circuits and more.
There are two essential differences between physical property and intellectual property:
Simultaneous use – A vehicle can only be driven by one person at any given time. However, an invention, creation or trademark can be used by an unlimited amount of people simultaneously without one person’s use denying another person ability to use it.
Protection – A vehicle can be stored in a locked parking garage and a security guard can ensure that no one will use it. An invention, creation or trademark cannot be stored and there is no physical way to protect it from those who wish to use it.
Therefore, the law provides a sort of a “legal fence” which prevents those who are not permitted to use other’s intellectual properties without permissions and license.
It is customary to divide intellectual property laws into two categories: rights that require registration and rights that do not require registration, whereas each category contains different rights, each with their own unique “legal fence”.