Trademarks: Israel

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention, Nice Agreement and Madrid Protocol (However, International application procedures have not been implemented yet).

Classification : Nice Classification; Multi-Class filings.

What is Registrable : Trademarks, Service marks, Collective Marks, Certification Marks, 3-D marks, & Sound marks. 
Registration of letters, numerals and non-distinctive components is possible only when based upon a foreign registration of same or proof of secondary meaning acquired through use and advertising in the local market

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes

Examination : Yes – on absolute grounds and relative grounds against prior conflicting registrations/applications.

Publication : Yes – in the Official Trademark Gazette.
Opposition : Yes – within 3 months as of publication date (NO extension are permitted)

Time Frame for Registration : 1-2 years (for smooth applications)
Registration Term : 10 Years 
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 Months with payment of a fine.
Use Requirement for filing : None

Cancellation : Yes – A trademark must be used within 3 years of the registration date or the registration will become vulnerable for cancellation for non-use. However, use after the 3 year term will cure non-use, provided that no third party has filed an action for cancellation for non-use by then.

Marking Requirements : Optional

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? No – however, it is recommended otherwise the assignment has no effect against third parties.

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? Yes

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Details of the Applicant, Mark, Class(es) & List of Goods.
  3. Certified copy of Priority document (if claimed).

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Assignment Deed Signed by both parties.
  3. Affidavit from Assignee simply signed.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Copy of the Certificate of change of Name and/or Address.

 

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