Region: Israel

Supreme Court: importation of Schweppes products from Ukraine infringes SCHWEPPES trademark

The Supreme Court has reversed a decision of the trial court and held that the importation of Schweppes products from Ukraine does not constitute parallel importation.

28 July 2022

CHEF LINE: descriptive or suggestive?

The IP adjudicator found that, while the mark CHEF LINE was inherently descriptive in relation to the goods and services at issue, it had acquired distinctive character through use.

12 July 2022

Israel: raids can be a useful tool but questions remain over where seized goods should be stored

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2022

Conducting a police raid is a relatively inexpensive procedure. It can significantly deter potential counterfeiters since criminal proceedings may be initiated by the state against the infringers.

15 April 2022

Rubik’s Cube: another throw of the dice

In a blow to Seven Towns Ltd, the UK toy company which manages the rights to the Rubik’s Cube, the Tel Aviv District Court has upheld the decision of the registrar ordering the removal from the register of three 3D marks for the shape of the Rubik’s Cube.

13 April 2022

Rebottling of Chanel perfumes: ‘genuine description’ defence does not necessarily apply, says Supreme Court

Israel’s Supreme Court has upheld an appeal by French fashion house Chanel in a dispute involving the rebottling of luxury perfumes.

08 December 2021

New precedential judgment: offering product for sale through ‘hidden link’ is presumed unlawful

In a dispute involving Facebook, adidas and an individual who managed a Facebook group promoting branded products, the Tel-Aviv District Court has held that the offering for sale of products through a ‘hidden link’ scheme was unlawful.

20 September 2021

The Banjul Protocol, Schweppes and a first-of-its-kind decision in Uganda: Legal Updates from Africa and the Middle East you may have missed

WTR’s Legal Updates are written by a select panel of over 160 leading experts who analyse the latest trademark-related developments and decisions in more than 60 jurisdictions.

29 July 2021

Israel

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook: A global guide for practitioners 2021/2022

While the Trademark Ordinance predominantly provides protection for registered trademarks, it also protects unregistered well-known trademarks.

29 July 2021

Israeli court decides that Schweppes drink imported from Ukraine does not infringe SCHWEPPES mark

An Israeli district court has held that, despite the different sources of origin of the goods, a Schweppes drink imported from Ukraine did not infringe the trademark SCHWEPPES, owned by an Israeli drinks manufacturer.

16 June 2021

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Israel

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2021

It is possible, although not mandatory, for rights holders to file a complaint while recording their registered trademarks with Customs.

11 May 2021

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