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Sally Gillis

Lawyer, Partner

Ms. Gillis is a senior partner in Eitan Mehulal Sadot’s Intellectual Property department and the head of the Patent department and the Copyright department.

Ms. Gillis’s patent practice has been described as “superb” by Legal 500. She has been named among WIPR’s Influential Women in IP for 2019.

Ms. Gillis advises companies with complex IP portfolios about prosecution, licensing, due diligence, dispute resolution, oppositions, cancellation proceedings and litigation.  She is renowned for her experience in a wide variety of technologies such as biotech, chemistry, nanotechnology, clean tech and hi-tech, as well as for her copyright expertise in publishing and media industries.

Ms. Gillis is known for incisive legal analyses enabling clients to navigate the Israeli legal system and overcome regulatory barriers. Her opinions are highly sought by clients and foreign attorneys in all areas of intellectual property, telecommunications, database, privacy and internet related fields.

Ms. Gillis has represented clients in high profile patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, defamation and internet law matters in Israel and abroad.  She is acknowledged and highly estimated as an expert in intellectual property and related areas by her peers.

Ms. Gillis served on Israel Justice Ministry committees for drafting new copyright and trademark laws. She co-authored chapters on Israeli law in the 2nd and 3rd editions of Internet Law and Regulation, published by Sweet and Maxwell, UK and wrote a chapter on Israeli law for the Red Book on Famous Marks.

Ms. Gillis is also admitted to practice law in Israel, England and Australia.

Notable clients:  Albemarle Corporation, U.S.A.; Assa Abloy, Finland; Austria; Covidien, USA; The Netherlands; LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG, Germany; Mallinckrodt LLC, U.S.A.; Oracle Corporation, U.S.A., Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique, France; Safran, France; The Government of the United States of America; Xencor Inc.


Practice Areas


Bar Admittance

  • Israel Bar Association, 1996
  • England (Supreme Court of England and Wales), 1992
  • Australia (High Court), 1989; (Supreme Court of Victoria), 1989

Languages

Hebrew, English


Education

  • University of Melbourne, B.A. (Hons.) Phil. Physics, 1988
  • University of Melbourne, L.L.B., 1988

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Eitan Mehulal Sadot, 2011-present
  • Partner, Eitan Mehulal Law Group, 1996-2011
  • Internship for Israeli Bar, Hanan Melcer & Partners, Israel, 1995-1996
  • Senior Legal Advisor, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic), Australia, 1992-1994
  • Senior Legal Advisor, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), England, 1990–1992
  • Associate, Roth Warren Solicitors, Australia, 1989-1990

Membership

Sally Gillis has served as a member of the Justice Department’s working committees for the revision of Israel’s Copyright and Trademarks Laws, and is a member of AIPPI.


Publications

  • Red Book on Famous Marks (1988)
  • Chapters on Israeli law in textbook “Internet Law and Regulation”, Sweet & Maxwell (2nd – 4th editions, 1998-2008).

Publications By: Sally Gillis