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Minor Temporary Injunction Against Rami Levyipfactorsteaksbaladi minute steakbaladi logoEl gaucho minute steakmonopolyRami LevyboycottPrinciples-Governing-Issuance-of-Temporary-Injunctioninterestsfaithpassing offmangal (1)Baladicopyright1designunjust enrichmentrefuseinterestsfinnishRami Levy pasta

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:53:58 +0000

This case concerns ‘minute steaks’ supplied by Rami Levy – a supermarket chain in own-brand packaging that has some similarity to that of Baladi, a brand that had introduced the product to the frozen meat freezers in Israel. Baladi sued Rami Levy for passing off, copyright infringement and unjust enrichment and tried to obtain a […]

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A cost ruling and a tax questionipfactoralkermesMediceclaiminflatting costsvatEPOgeneral to specificevidentiary weightdouble dip1000_hr_in_dtranslationflight costgrandmaquote-my-favourite-subject-at-school-was-avoiding-unnecessary-work-prince-philip-104-66-18

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:36:56 +0000

This cost ruling highlights a tax issue where it seems to be unclear whether charges for legal work performed on behalf of a foreign entity concerning an issued patent (or trademark) in Israel incur VAT. It also highlights the problems that can occur where firms split and one professional leaves taking clients and on-going issues […]

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Patent Office Closures – Pesach 2018ipfactor

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:02:01 +0000

The Festival of Pesach celebrates Human Freedom and the birth of the Jewish people. The Israel Patent Office will be closed from Friday 30 March 2018, and all deadlines falling in the period that the patent office is closed, are suspended until the Israel Patent Office reopens on Sunday April  8th 2018.   WIPO, the UKPTO and […]

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World Intellectual Property Day – April 26ipfactorworld IP daymeet and mingle.jpg

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 08:54:09 +0000

The World Intellectual Property Day takes place on 26th April 2018, and the AIPPI conference in Tel Aviv takes place on April 30th and May 1st, i.e. on International Worker’s Day. Someday got confused??? Meanwhile, IPR’s In House IP Managers Forum is hosting a Meet & Mingle for in house IP practitioners on April 26th in honor […]

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Can a Request for a Patent Term Extension be suspended?ipfactormultiple myelomaMillenniumninlarocertaintylogiccertaintyuncertainofir-alon

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 21:17:31 +0000

As a general rule, issued patents may be enforced for up to 20 years from their effective filing date so long as renewals are paid. Pharmaceutical Patents are an exception. Because of the time-consuming and expensive testing procedures required before a new drug can be sold, it is possible to obtain a patent term extension, […]

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Israel Supreme Court Affirms Suspension of Israel Patent AttorneyipfactorZuta217162stamp.322100034_stdFlywheel_BBC

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:46:46 +0000

In Appeal 3524-02-17, Judge Avrahami of the District Court of Tel Aviv Jaffa partially accepted an Appeal by Mark Zuta and ruled that though guilty under Section 146 of the Israel Patent Law 1967, he would only be suspended from practicing as a Patent Attorney for two years instead of three. Marc Zuta then requested to […]

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A Fresh Trademark Opposition Costs Rulingipfactorbe fresh

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:17:05 +0000

On 14 April 2015, Benny Pauza Sumum (2009) ltd. submitted Israel trademark application no. 273816 in classes 32 and 33 for Be Fresh, as shown. The mark was allowed on 4 May 2017 and published for opposition purposes. On 27 July 2017, a Turkish company called Cakiemelikoglu Maden Suyu Isletmesi Sanay Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi filed an opposition against […]

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Reinstatement of Lapsed Patents in Israelipfactornot a rubber stampup a palm tree

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:54:19 +0000

It can and does happen that annuities are inadvertently not paid and patents go abandoned. If the patentee and/or his representative act promptly on learning that a patent lapsed, and sign affidavits to explain how the deadline was missed, reinstatement is generally possible. The Adjudicator, typically the Deputy Commissioner, will usually allow reinstatement and her […]

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Adding Evidence After Filing Statement of Case in Patent Opposition Proceedingipfactorlate

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:22:53 +0000

Plasto Vak ltd (1990) ltd filed Israel Patent No. 220639 titled “Disposable One Piece Container with a Removable Tear Strip Configured for Separation of the Lid and as a Tampering Alert.” On allowance, Vacotec Packaging ltd filed an Opposition. Both sides filed their statement of case, and then, at the evidence stage, Vacotec applied to […]

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“Think Different” and “Tick Different” –ipfactorTick differentThink differentswatch

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:04:54 +0000

Apple Inc filed Israel trademark no. 284172 for the slogan “Think Different” in classes 14, 28, 35, 36, 41 and 42. Then Swatch AG filed Israel Trademark Nos. 281116 and 281332 for “Tick Different” in classes 9 and 14. Now “think” and “tick” mean totally different things, but visually, the marks have a similarity, in […]

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