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.
Laurence Rickles, chief trademark counsel at Teva, provides tips for successful pharmaceuticals brand rights management, and the four relationships that success depends on.
A design will be considered new if an identical design, or a design that differs only in non-essential details, has not been made available to the public before its disclosure date.
While the Trademark Ordinance predominantly provides protection for registered trademarks, it also protects unregistered well-known trademarks.
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.
The Central District Court has held that the judge-made right of publicity in respect of the name of Salvador Dali had survived the death of the artist for at least 25 years and devolved on the artist's estate, which was awarded compensation for the unauthorised use of the artist's name. Appeals to the Supreme Court are pending.
The Tel Aviv District Court has held that an aggressive advertising campaign commissioned by a dial-in insurance company, which portrayed insurance agents in a negative light, did not give rise to a civil defamation action being directed against a group, but enjoined its continuation on the basis of the tort of false trade description.
In opposition proceedings between Puma and Ibd Alrazak Abido, the adjudicator has considered a motion filed by Puma to strike Ibd Alrazak Abido’s counterclaim or, in the alternative, to strike the names of two of the parties named in the counterclaim. At the centre of Puma’s motion was the request filed by Ibd Alrazak Abido for partial assignment of the mark to two assignees.
In Mul-T-Lock Ltd v Rav Bariach (08) Industries Ltd, the Supreme Court has granted a temporary injunction preventing Rav Bariach (08) Industries Ltd from using a 'shield and torch' mark due to its conceptual similarity with the registered 'muscleman' mark. However, the injunction was delayed by six months due to the applicant's bad faith during the proceedings.
The commissioner of patents, designs and trademarks has ordered the
cancellation of the mark ZIP on the grounds of non-use, even though the party
that filed the petition for cancellation was the former distributor of the trademark
owner. The decision seems to establish a rule that recordal of a licence as
a registered user agreement is mandatory with respect to the validity of a licensed