A Korean Patent Agent client of mine, mistakenly believing that Israel operated a 31 month regime (as does several jurisdictions, including Europe and quite a lot of the English speaking world) instructed me to file an Israel National Phase Entry, nearly 31 months… Read More ›
In an interesting precedent, Tel Aviv District Court Judge Magen Altoubia has ruled that “Crazy Line” – a fashion house catering for the larger woman, can pay Google to allow use of the name of their leading competitor, “Matim Li” (“Suits Me” in Hebrew) and their… Read More ›
A&E Networks unsuccessfully petitioned the Israel Registrar of Patents & Trademarks to allow registration of “The History Channel” as a trademark. An Examiner had previously rejected the mark as being descriptive and lacking distinctiveness. A&E Networks claimed that their extensive use… Read More ›
Israel Patent Number 92848 lapsed in 1996. Ten years later the owners, Chem Air Agricultural Cooperative, attempted to reinstate the patent which relates to crop spraying, claiming that the management of the company, being pilots and farmers, were not familiar… Read More ›
On July 1, 2006, the Israel Patent Office fees underwent their biannual adjustment in accordance with the cost of living. All fees have gone up around 1%. The basic fee for
In a recent ruling, on 25 June 2006, Dr. Meir Noam, the Israel Commissioner of Patents has upheld a decision of the Trademark Department not to allow registration of the marks Lencor and Lengo for domestic appliances.
Adv. Amir Naiberg, has been appointed CEO of Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd. the technology transfer company of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel’s leading center of research and graduate education. Mr. Naiberg replaces Dr. Isaac Shariv
Despite then Finance Minister, Olmert kowtowing to the US, it appears that Israel will remain on the Priority Watch List for 2006.
PCT Applicant’s Guide Updated to Record Restrictions in Foreign Filing of Patent Applications Relating to National Security
In the PCT Newsletter No 5/2006, reference is made to a new footnote to be added to the PCT Applicant’s Guide (Annex B1, Israel) that clarfies that direct filings of PCT applications with the International Bureau in Geneva are under… Read More ›
Israel Clothing Company for the Larger Woman “Matim Li” (Suits Me), sues competitor “Crazy Line” for Unlawful Use of Trademark in Internet Links
In addition to generating and displaying search results based on objective criteria of relevance to the search term and importance of the website, Google, Yahoo and other search engines allow advertisers to display adverts and links to web sites on… Read More ›