Tal Band is a member of the Executive Board and of the Management Committee, and is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at S. Horowitz & Co.
Tal's IP practice focuses on patents, trademarks, trade secrets, knowhow and copyright litigation primarily for the pharmaceuticals, life sciences, defence telecommunications and consumer products' sectors. Tal also provides ongoing legal advice on regulatory matters, commercial transactions and other issues of specific interest to the life sciences industry. He has particular expertise in complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes and works in close cooperation with leading IP litigators in the US, the UK and worldwide.
Tal has been described by Chambers Global as “a fantastic IP trial lawyer who is intelligent and can be counted on for first-class legal work“, as well as being “one of, if not the most gifted litigators in the country“, by the World Trademark Review. IAM Patents 1000 also described Tal, stating that "He's the senior litigator in the field of intellectual property in Israel, and his comprehensive knowledge, deep understanding of the complexity of the issues, creativity and vast experience separate him from his peers of the same generation and has even raised the bar of the necessary level of litigation in the various instances and legal forums."
Tal received stars in the IP Stars 2019 guide as individual rating, in the Patent and Trademark categories.
Tal is also listed as a top IP litigator by European Legal 500, European Legal Experts, Who's Who in IP Managing Intellectual Property, Who’s Who Legal - Thought Leaders, IFLR 1000, and the World's Leading Patent Experts.
Tal has represented international corporations with global markets, domestic companies with global operations, innovative start-ups and well-known R&D institutions before the entire range of Israeli civil courts, the Patents and Trade Marks Office and arbitrators in precedent-setting cases that have significantly influenced Israel's patent and trade mark laws.
Tal also appears before government and legislative bodies representing the interest of its clients in IP legislation.
By invitation, Tal is a regular speaker at Israel's major university and college law faculties where he lectures on IP issues.
Tal is active in various public bodies: President of AIPPI Israel (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) (04-16); Chair of the AIPPI International Membership Committee (10-14); Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee, IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries) (10-14); Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of Lex Mundi (97-01) and vice-chair of the Lex Mundi Intellectual Property Group EMCA (European); Chair of the International Conferences on Intellectual Property and Business whose topics focused on the Economy of Innovation (2013, 2016); Member of the Board of Trustees of the Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, Member of Revision Committees of Intellectual Property Law.
Tal is also a member of the organizations: IATI, ALAI, ECTA, INTA, AIPPI.
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