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01 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.

17 January 2019

Four key relationships at the heart of Teva’s pharmaceutical trademark management – exclusive interview

Laurence Rickles, chief trademark counsel at Teva, provides tips for successful pharmaceuticals brand rights management, and the four relationships that success depends on.

08 January 2019

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Israel

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.

08 January 2019

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Israel

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.

12 September 2018

Trademark procedures and strategies: Israel

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

18 May 2018

Flurry of royal wedding marks, Israel added to TMview, and India unveils IP mascot: news round-up

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.

26 January 2017

Salvador Dali's publicity right found to be alive and kicking

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.

13 July 2016

Advertising campaign banned for disparaging insurance agents

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.

18 July 2014

Requests for assignment should not be taken for granted

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.

10 March 2010

Temporary injunction granted based on conceptual similarity of devices

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.

29 February 2008

Recordal of licence as registered user agreement is mandatory

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 trademark.