Israel is a member of the Lisbon Convention for the Appellation of Origin. This is an international convention beloved of the French and frowned upon by the common law countries. Essentially food and drink associated with certain places is entitled to wider… Read More ›
appellation of origin
Mei Eden (Waters of Eden) is a mineral water bottler and distributor. Mei Eden advertised their mineral water as Nature’s Champagne. The Comite Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (CIVC) which represents the wine manufacturers in the Champagne region of France,… Read More ›
Private entity’s request to register “Israel Franchising Portal” refused in light of similarly named website used by non-profit.
Victoria’s Secret sell a range of lotions, sprays and hand creams under the title “Strawberries and Champagne”. Presumably, the intention was to inspire romance, fun, bubbliness and summer fruity sweetness. On 16 November 2009, they filed an Israel trademark application which was allows the following October… Read More ›
Lebanon retakes humus world record.
In a detailed ruling concerning Israel Trademark Application No. 193876, “Really Italy” (with minimal styling) the Deputy Commissioner of Patents affirmed a decision of the Examiner and ruled that since Italy is associated with the fashion industry, particularly clothing and shoes, the mark is… Read More ›
Moroccanoil is an Israeli company that manufactures hair products from Argan oil, which is apparently used in Moroccan cooking, and is native to Morocco. Determining the brand to be descriptive as to origin, the Deputy Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks at the Israel Patent Office… Read More ›
The world’s smallest nation, the Vatican City, has a population of about 900. They country is, however, a member of WIPO. Their copyright laws are available here: http://www.copyright-watch.org/state/va Concerned with commercialization of the Pontifical character, the Vatican has decided to pass a special copyright… Read More ›