In a step tht can only be termed retrograde, the Israel Trademark Office has requested that Israeli IP firms refrain from sending emails or faxes, and that we use snail-mail instead. The Israel Trademark Office allows filing applications on line, and has made massive steps in computerization, with a launch of an improved search engine of their database last year that allows searching by graphical elements and colors. They were moving towards a paperless office, and one would think that corrspondence in electronic format, as emails (electronic text) or fax (pdf) would be preferable that them having to scan documents themselves. Ah well. I was hoping that following the Israel Patent Office relocation to their new address in Malcha, Jerusalem, long awaited implementation of Madrid Protocol was imminent. It is not all doom and gloom however.