New Israel Commissioner of Patents & Trademarks

Adv. Asa Kling has been selected to be the next Israel Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks. He succeeds Dr. Meir Noam who held the position for seven years.

Adv. Kling has both legal and engineering qualifications. He received his LL.B from Tel Aviv University in 1997 and has a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the prestigious Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.

In addition to being an attorney-at-law with the 10 years post licensing experience required for this position, which has similar requirements to those of a district court judge. Kling has also been a licensed Patent Attorney since 2006. This augers well for him being able to understand and rule on patent cases.

Kling is currently a partner of Gilat Bareket, the legal side of the Reinhold Cohn Group, where he handles various aspects of intellectual property law, antitrust law, commercial law, company law and a variety of international transactions. He has litigation experience relating to patents, copyright and trademarks and cross-border intellectual property enforcement. Assuming that Minister of Justice Yaakov Neeman confirms the appointment, we wish Adv. Kling success in his new position.