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Ran Karmi
Adv. Ran Carmi

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58 Harakevet St.
Tel Aviv

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Ran Karmi

Ran is a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Department.

Adv. Ran Karmi advises both Israeli and foreign corporations on mergers and acquisitions, dominant and monopolistic status, restrictive arrangements, and tender agreements.

Ran represents the firm’s clients before the Israel Competition Authority, the Competition Tribunal, and all levels of Israeli courts in proceedings involving antitrust and competition matters, as well as in other commercial litigation.


He boasts extensive previous experience as an attorney specializing in intellectual property and its regulation.


Ran served as an antitrust research assistant to Professor Michal S. Gal and an intellectual property research assistant to Professor Niva Elkin-Koren, both at the University of Haifa. During the course of his studies at the University of Haifa, Ran served as chief counsel of the Student Union and took part in numerous and diverse academic projects.


Prominent legal directory The Legal 500 ranks Ran as a Recommended Lawyer in Competition and Antitrust.



Prior to joining Barnea, Ran served in the antitrust and competition department of a boutique law firm.


University of Haifa, LL.M., Law and Technology Program (2nd in his class), 2011

University of Haifa, LL.B. (Magna Cum Laude and Dean's List), 2011

University of Haifa, B.A. in Economics, 2011


Member of the Israel Bar Association since 2012

Insights & News - Ran Karmi:

March 5, 2024

Copyright: US Court Rejects Some of the Claims against OpenAI

The subjects of copyright and the protection thereof are core issues for companies that use artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the agreements in place between different players in the economy and AI technology providers include provisions that protect such players against legal claims in relation to copyright
January 4, 2024

Copyrights: The New York Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft

The conflict between copyright protection for content creators and the development of AI platforms by companies is being litigated once again in court. Can appropriate regulation reconcile between the parties’ needs?
August 28, 2023

United States: Can AI Systems Hold Copyrights?

Who owns the copyright to an AI-generated image—the creator, the technology, or no one? A recent court ruling in the United States determines that the right to copyright protection depends on the degree of human involvement in the work.

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