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
Israel Patent Office Rulings
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.
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 ›
In a but welcome move, the Israel Commissioner of Patents has ruled that packages deposited at the Israel Patent Office after hours no longer require date-stamping.
Judge Sarah Dotan of the Tel Aviv District Court has overturned appeal by Israeli Company Maytronics concerning the voiding by the Israel Patent Office of their patent for a swimming pool cleaning robot.
At yesterday’s cabinet meeting the Israel Government approved restructuring the Israel Patent Office as a closed Agency. Essentially income from patent, trademark and design application filings and renewals will be ploughed back into the office. The move is expected to increase staff salaries and is part… Read More ›
In a bizarre move to deal with the growing mound of patents awaiting examination, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed a rule that Applicant submit an examination support document for applications including more than 10 claims.
On 1 February 2006, Dr. Meir Noam, the Israel Comissioner of Patents, circulated a memorandum that clarifies his postion regarding late entry into the National Phase, i.e. missing the 30 month deadline.