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District Court Upholds Trademark Ruling Re Scratch on Aluminium Profilesipfactor240139

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:51:33 +0000

The District Court has upheld Ms Bracha’s Decision not to allow registration of Israel trademark application 240319 filed by AL-SHURKAH ALWATANEYA LISENAET AL-ALAMENYOM WALPROFILAT (National Aluminum & Profile Co.) or NAPCO is such a mark following opposition proceeding by  Extal LTD. The mark, concerned is shown here. It was applied for aluminium profiles in class […](image)

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Costs Where the Agent of Record is Slow but Sureipfactortortoise

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:01:55 +0000

On 17 February 2016, Talia Bio-Cosmetics LTD filed Israel Trademark Application No. 282845 for the word Talia covering soaps, ethereal oils and cosmetics in class 3. We assume that the term ethereal oils means essential oils, i.e. oils having a low vapour pressure that are easily vapourized. The mark was allowed, and then, on 29 […](image)

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Sebastia – an Iconic Imageipfactorsabastia

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:30:04 +0000

In addition to copyright, photographers also enjoy the moral right to have their photographs identified as being taken by them. YNET, the Internet portal of Yediot Aharonot, used an archived photograph from 1975 of the attempt to establish a Jewish settlement in Sebastia. The photographer, Moshe Milner, was not attributed. He filed a complaint with the […](image)

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ECJ rules that the shape of a Rubik Cube is not a valid trademarkipfactorcube

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:07:04 +0000

Everyone agrees that three dimensionsal trademarks are possible. A classic example might be Rolls Royce’s mascot.  Where a mark has functionality, it becomes more difficult. Unique packaging, such as the shape of a truly unique bottle, is trademarkable. Rubik’s Cube, which was invented in 1974 by Hungarian architecture professor Erno Rubik, has enduring popularity and […](image)

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Exforge Patent Successfully Opposed in Israel, despite surviving an Opposition based on similar citations in Europeipfactorexforgehigh-blood-pressuremeasuring-blood-pressurevalsartan-structure

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:46:26 +0000

Exforge is a blockbuster drug sold by Novartis for lowering blood pressure that combines two medications in a film-coated tablet It contains amlodipine, a dihydropyridine-type calcium channel blocker, and valsartan, an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (ARB or A2RA); typically formulated as the benzenesulfonate salt. Israel Patent Application No. IL 140665 titled “USE OF COMBINATION COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING […](image)

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Bon Bonipfactorbon-bon

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:23:03 +0000

Israel Trademark Application No. 267718 is for the mark Bon Bon showed alongside this paragraph. The mark covers Cocoa; sugar; flour and preparations made from cereals, namely cereal-based snack food, high-protein cereal bars; pastry; confectionery made of sugar, namely candy, sweets, pralines, chocolate, pastilles [confectionery], halvah, waffles; honey in class 30, and was filed by Open-Type Joint […](image)

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IL 221116 – Extending the Period for Reconsideration of a Refused Patentipfactormouth-cleanerweve-movedelephant-and-post-boxchewing-gum

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:17:29 +0000

Israel Patent Application No. IL 22116 titled “Mouth Cleaner” was applied for by Yaakov Dichtenberg and Danny Unger who is also a patent attorney. The Application was rejected. Under Section 21a and 164a of the Israel Patent Law 1967,  within 12 months of a final rejection, the Applicant may request reconsideration by the Commissioner. After […](image)

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Gentlefile – Trademarking Portmanteau Wordsipfactorlogolittle-shop-of-horrorsmr-bean-dentistoral-proceeding

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:46:15 +0000

Gentlefile is a portmanteau of ‘gentle’ and ‘file’. An Israel trademark application was filed for the GENTLEFILE covering flexible soft dental files. Ill-advisedly, the pending application was then used as the basis for an International application under Madrid. Medic NRG Ltd filed Israel trademark application No. 255358 for the word Gentlefile. The application covers surgical, medical, dental […](image)

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Amending Consisting to Comprising in Claims of An Issued Patentipfactorspelling-is-hardwish you were her.jpgerroristscomedy-of-errors

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:17:21 +0000

Typographical and scribal errors may be corrected in already issued Israeli patents provided that the commissioner is convinced that the error is a genuine one and that the patentee is not using an alleged error to widen the coverage of the claims. In the case of Israel Patent No. 194774 to Lantmann As-Faktor AB [no […](image)

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Bifurcation in the Interest of Efficiencyipfactorbifurcated52245

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12:52:41 +0000

In Germany, the courts that rule on patent infringement are not authorized to rule on validity. This makes Germany a preferred litigation jurisdiction for bringing European IP cases. Israeli courts can and do rule on validity of patents and designs in infringement cases. Usually having one court review everything is more efficient, however, this is […](image)

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