Dr. Ziv Rotenberg


Legal 500
"Ziv Rotenberg is a professional that provides both legal and business aspects".
Chambers Global
“Pays great attention to detail and approaches legal matters with good strategy, taking into consideration legal and commercial needs.”
Legal 500
“Gifted deal-makers with a very impressive track record. Full devotion to the client’s needs.“
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“A wide view not only from the legal perspective but also from the business one.”


Dr. Ziv Rotenberg is a partner in Gornitzky & Co. who  leads our intellectual property practice.

Ziv’s practice covers all aspects of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law, as well as intellectual property strategy. Ziv also has unique expertise in Chinese intellectual property law.

Prior to joining Gorniztky & Co. Ziv worked in China for several years and headed his own intellectual property consulting firm. While there he also obtained his Ph.D. in international law from China University of Political Science and Law. He was also a special adviser to the State of Israel – Ministry of Economy and Industry on intellectual property issues in China and was a mentor for startups at Tsinghua University x-lab and at Chinaccelerator.

Prior to his time in China, Ziv was a senior associate at two of Israel’s leading intellectual property firms and represented domestic and international clients in numerous high-profile intellectual property cases.

Ziv’s practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law – both contentious and non-contentious. He advises clients on complex intellectual property issues, including disputes, transactions and intellectual property strategy. At Gornitzky’s China Desk, Ziv advises clients on intellectual propery and other aspects of doing business in China or with Chinese entities.

Ziv is the author of a guide on intellectual property in China published by the State of Israel – Ministry of Economy and Industry and of several articles on intellectual property in China. He is often invited to speak about intellectual property in various forums.

LL.B., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1998)
M.B.A., Ben Gurion University in the Negev (2002)
PH.D. (international law), China University of Political Science and Law (2018)

Israel Bar Association, 1999

  • Where next for university IP commercialisation in China? (Intellectual Asset Management Magazine – issue 79, September/October 2016).
  •  Startup Spin-offs in University Tech Transfer in China and the “Professor Conundrum” (China Intellectual Property Magazine – July 2016).
  • Intellectual property in China (State of Israel – Ministry of Economy and Industry – 2012).

Hebrew, English and conversational Chinese


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