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Israel’s Supreme Court has confirmed that there was a likelihood of confusion between the word mark BIG DEAL and the stylised mark BIG DEAL. When comparing the marks as used side-by-side, the likelihood of confusion was apparent.
24 May 2018
According to the Customs Ordinance, Customs is entitled to detain imported goods that are suspected of infringing trademarks. It is possible, although not mandatory, for rights holders to file a complaint while recording their registered trademarks with Customs.
24 May 2018
In our latest round-up, we look at a number of trademarks that appear to be related to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the USPTO unveiling a new resource center, the sale of the Toys-R-Us brand, and much more.
18 May 2018
Israel’s Supreme Court has upheld a temporary injunction preventing Rami Levy from marketing pasta products in blue packaging, finding that it was confusingly similar to well-known pasta producer Barilla's own packaging.
14 May 2018
The Tel Aviv District Court recently rejected a trademark infringement claim which had been filed by the owner of a local furniture chain against the purported use of the mark HABITAT in Israel by Habitat International.
12 December 2017
The Israeli Supreme Court recently dismissed claims by Fisher Price Inc and Mattel Inc of copyright infringement and passing off in a copy of a rocking chair.
24 October 2017
A new design law has been approved by Parliament and will come into force in August 2018. The new law will provide the legal basis for protection of designs, and will eventually replace the Patents and Designs Ordinance 1924. It aims to provide small and medium-sized local enterprises and individual designers, as well as global enterprises, with effective ways to protect their designs and enforce their rights.
18 September 2017
In <i>Apple Inc v The Registrar of Patents, Designs and Trademarks</i> the Jerusalem District Court has overturned a decision by the Registrar of Patents, Designs and Trademarks which had rejected Apple’s Design Application 53627 with respect to the design of a tablet device on the grounds of prior publication.
27 July 2017
The recently published 2016 Annual Report by the Israeli Patent Office (ILPO) summarises its activities and contributions to the IP environment in Israel. An interesting part of the report is dedicated to actions which aim to improve ILPO efficiency. Such actions include, among others, the transition to online services and investment in human resources.
27 June 2017
According to the Customs Ordinance, Customs is entitled to detain imported goods that are suspected of infringing trademarks. It is possible, although not mandatory, for rights holders to file a complaint while recording their registered trademarks with Customs. It is highly recommended that such a complaint be filed if the rights holder is aware of specific shipments of infringing goods bound for Israel or if it wishes to bring certain trademarks to the attention of Customs.
18 May 2017
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