Karen Elburg


Herzog Fox & Neeman
Asia House, 4 Weizmann Street
Tel Aviv, 6423904

Tel: +972 3 692 7442

Email: elburgk@herzoglaw.co.il
Web: www.herzoglaw.co.il

Karen Elburg enjoys a broad-based, integrated practice in intellectual property, information technology and related commercial subjects. She represents and advises both local and international clients, from start-ups to multi-national corporations, with ongoing attention to technology transfer and licensing, e-commerce, and Internet and domain-name management.

Karen has extensive experience in a wide variety of commercial agreements in the technology sphere, from software development and licensing agreements through teaming and cooperation agreements and framework supply, services and funded research arrangements. Karen serves clients in varied sectors, including telecommunications, medical devices, infrastructure, hardware, software and e-commerce sectors. She has extensive experience handling all IP facets in the gaming industry.

Karen provides IP-focused services in the context of M&A and other corporate transactions, including supervising IP due diligence, drafting and negotiating IP representations and negotiating and drafting relevant licensing and related arrangements. In addition, Karen advises clients regarding trademark prosecution and she oversees the management of a number of large international trademark and domain name portfolios.

Karen is consistently recognised for her excellence as an IP practitioner as evidenced by the following rankings:

The Intellectual Property Practice provides a full range of commercial/transactional services covering all aspects of intellectual property and information technology law, including: technology transfer and computer software patent and trade secret licensing; intellectual property due diligence for M&A and capital market transactions; trademark, merchandising, and copyright licensing; client counselling in all facets of intellectual property matters; transactions in digital media and electronic distribution; franchising; issues relating to breeders’ rights; and enforcement of intellectual property and related rights before judicial and administrative tribunals, including border control measures and anti-counterfeiting measures. As such, the intellectual property team is involved in most of the firm’s transactional activities.

The practice’s lawyers also provide clients with services that are usually reserved to boutique intellectual property law firms, such as trademark filing and prosecution; civil claims for trademark, copyright and patent infringement; appearances before the Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks and Designs in various cancellation and opposition procedures, internet and domain name protection and retrieval; representation of clients in negotiations with copyright collection societies; and protection of intellectual property rights in various settings, such as employer-employee, development, evaluation, and independent contractor relationships.

Due to the international nature of its clients, the Intellectual Property practice manages the worldwide IP portfolio of a number of major multinational corporations and is well-known for its unique specialty in handling trademark matters within the gaming industry. In addition, the team is vastly experienced in dealing with cybersquatting and domain name disputes all over the world.

The Intellectual Property practice is increasingly involved in IP litigation at both the court and administrative levels. The team works closely with HFN’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution department to provide clients with a true one-stop-shop intellectual property litigation capability.

Over the past 40 years, Herzog Fox & Neeman has grown to become Israel’s premier law firm, earning a reputation as market leader through its involvement in every major development that has shaped the Israeli Economy.

Since our founding as a boutique Israeli law firm for international clients doing business in Israel, we continue to be the law firm of choice for prominent multinational companies. Our unrivalled experience in cross-border and domestic matters enables us to address our clients’ legal needs across all industries.

HFN is Israel’s most diverse law firm, with over 330 lawyers of whom more than 130 are partners. The firm has some of the brightest legal minds in the profession, possessing both intimate knowledge of local markets and a clear understanding of global business HFN employs over 50 dual-qualified, foreign-born lawyers who have worked at leading firms in the U.S., UK and Australia. In keeping with the firm’s global perspective, the majority of HFN’s business is conducted in English and lawyers work closely with leading firms in jurisdictions around the world.

HFN’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its prominent status in all major international and domestic publications. The firm has received top-tier rankings for consecutive years in almost all major practice areas in leading directories including: The European Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, BDI and Dun and Bradstreet. HFN is the mostly highly ranked amongst all Israeli law firms, and was selected as Israeli Law Firm of the Year by the Financial Times and Mergermarket, IFLR, Who’s Who Legal and others.


“Karen Elburg is the head of Herzog Fox & Neeman’s intellectual property practice group. She advises on a variety of intellectual property matters, especially on the non-contentious and transactional side. One interviewee noted: “She was a great pleasure to work with and you could tell she really knows her stuff.”
Chambers & Partners