Guy Ophir

Legal - Israel

Guy Ophir law firm specializes in Internet law, copyright and intellectual property law, defamation and libel law, as well as commercial and labor law.

The advantages of litigations in Israel: the Israeli Courts do not operate a Jury system, leaving the rulings to Judges. Moreover, multinational corporations such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, YouTube, etc., are not protected in Israel as they are in the US. Unlike the U.S., Israeli law does not hold immunity that protects websites from liability to third party publications. Attorney Guy Ophir, senior partner of the firm, serves as Chief Director of the Promotion of Internet in Israel, Deputy Director of the Hi-tech Committee in the Israel Bar Association, and Chairman of the Israel Computing and Internet Committee.

Internet law– the field of internet law is uncharted territory, and can be compared to the “wild west”. The legislation and case law in Israel, as is true in the United States as well, lag behind the development of new technologies. Moreover, it is essential that an attorney in this field be very familiar with the technology and the models of the internet world as well as a command of trade laws. Each of our attorneys has computing and internet expertise, and the office specializes in court representation as well as providing on-going legal advice. Our clients include businesses, portals and internet sites in Israel and abroad. The service we provide includes legal advice regarding privacy, defamation, intellectual property on the internet, affiliate marketing, search engine optimizations  (SEO) and funded (Adwords, Adsense), aggressive promotion (black hat SEO), use of cookie files, web bugs, spam, founders agreements, terms of use, and more.

Guy Ophir and his team represented several high profile cases concerning internet law, libel and slander, copyright violations, commercial law as well as petitions to the Supreme Court of Israel. See:

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-1000885409

http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2015/04/02/israeli-tax-authority-insists-google-and-facebook-pay-taxes-on-business-conducted-in-israel/

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-facebook-israel-ceo-asks-court-to-gag-lawyer-1001037223

http://www.cosmeticsbusiness.com/news/article_page/Premier_Dead_Sea_to_appeal_court_decision_against_Amazon/108101

English website:

http://law-firm-israel.com/