Region: Israel

The BMX case: can a trademark registration be cancelled due to bad-faith use?

The decision highlights that the registrar has the authority to cancel a registered trademark due to use in bad faith based on the Paris Convention.

23 May 2023

‘hot.Israel’: ‘hot’ is not a generic term

The Israel Internet Association panel found that the word ‘hot’ in Hebrew characters is not generic, since the Hebrew transliteration of the word ‘hot’ does not have a dictionary definition.

14 February 2023

Israel: Trademark procedures and strategies

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2022/2023

Any person or legal entity may obtain protection for a mark in Israel. No power of attorney is required before filing, but one must be submitted to the Israeli Trademark Office (ITO) at a later stage. No notarisation or legalisation is required.

21 October 2022

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

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