In 2006, the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, received more trade mark applications than in any other year since the Madrid Protocol was launched.Over 36,000 International Trademark applications were filed last year. Germany France, and the US are big users of… Read More ›
In a long awaited announcement, the Israel Patent Office declared yesterday that Israel was finally implementing the Madrid Protocol and would allow International trademarks and single trademark applications to cover disparate classes. Until now, a separate
Carmel Mizrachi (Agudat HaCormim) has marketed their quality grape juice under the name Tirosh. The word is biblical and means grape juice. Furthermore, the word appears in the second paragraph of the Shema, and is thus very well known to the Jewish Religious… Read More ›
The UK High Court has rejected claims of infringement of section 10(2) of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (TMA) and passing off brought by L’Oreal SA in relation to various “look-alike” and “smell-alike” versions of its perfumes.
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 ›
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
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 ›