Region: Israel

Trademark strategy is an early focus of the world’s top disruptors

Analysis of this year’s disruptor list reveals that these start-ups defy the typical IP filing process.

03 July 2020

3D mark for Rubik’s Cube shape struck off register

In Extreme Toys Ltd v Seven Towns SA, the Israeli registrar of trademarks has held that the shape of the Rubik’s Cube was functional and was thus ineligible for registration as a 3D mark.

19 June 2020

Star Wars hashtag controversy; Puma and Nike spar over FOOTWARE; EU geographical indications denounced – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Amazon verifying sellers using online video, fashion brands taking a community angle, exhausting the covid-19 price gougers, a joint message from the USPTO and EPO, and much more.

01 May 2020

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Israel

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020

Customs is authorised to seize suspected goods (whether as a result of a complaint submitted by the rights holder or as a result of a random examination of shipments arriving in Israel).

23 April 2020

eBay successfully opposes registration of CARBAY for online retail of vehicles

The Israel Patent and Trademark Office has upheld eBay Inc’s opposition to the registration of CARBAY by a local car retail company, finding that there was a likelihood of confusion as to the origin of the services offered under the CARBAY mark.

07 April 2020

Trademark procedures and strategies: Israel

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2020/2021

According to Israeli law, there is no specific use requirement for establishing the mentioned rights. Each case is judged on its own merits.

17 March 2020

Blow for Chanel as district court holds that rebottling is not an act of infringement

In ScentWish Ltd v Chanel, the Tel Aviv District Court has held that the rebottling of CHANEL® perfumes does not constitute trademark infringement under the ‘genuine description’ exception provided for by Section 47 of the Trademarks Ordinance.

09 January 2020

Supreme Court: payments attributed to brand compliance guidance must be added to goods’ value for import duty purposes

In a case of first impression, the Israeli Supreme Court has held that royalties paid by licensees and distributors with respect to the marketing of goods bearing well-known fashion trademarks were deemed part of the goods’ value for customs purposes.

12 December 2019

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Israel

Featured in Designs: A Global Guide 2020

15 November 2019

Brands could be the centre of renewed focus during Israel’s scale-up phase

The start-up nation’s register is dominated by foreign applicants but, as the government throws its weight behind maturing businesses, strong branding will help domestic companies to become a feature of the economy.

01 November 2019

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