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 Appeal Regarding Infanti Baby Seats Virtually identical to those of Fisher Price (Mattel)ipfactorfisher price swing seatjudge elyakim rubinsteninfantiUK FlagUS flag.jpgcanada flagIsrael-FlagJudge MelcerJudge Fogelmanboxes

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:21:39 +0000

Baby swing-seats that were made in China and are identical to Fisher Price swing seats, down to the image of a lion on the upholstery, were imported and sold in Israel under the brand Infanti. Fisher Price obtained an Anton Pillar injunction and seized 1830 seats from the Importers’ warehouse. However, the Nazareth District Court […](image)

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Oppostion to Smartbike Trademarkipfactor268138

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:10:47 +0000

El-Col Electronics (Nazareth Illit) Ltd submitted a trademark application for Israel Trademark No. 268138 in class 12. The mark is a graphical image bearing the words Smart Bike as shown. On 7 March 2017, an opposition was filed by Smartrike Marketing Ltd and Smart Trike MNF PTE LTd under section 24a of the Trademark Ordinance […](image)

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Apple and WhatsApp’s Apps for Appsipfactor272109 apple watch app280669234294

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:13:51 +0000

On 9 February 2015, Apple Inc submitted Israel trademark application no. 272109 comprising an image consisting of a white silhouette of a telephone receiver (hand-set) against a green circular background as shown. Before Apple’s trademark application was examined, WhatsApp Inc. filed Israel trademark application number 280669 comprising an image consisting of a white silhouette of a telephone receiver (hand-set) against […](image)

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Exams for Wannabee Israel Patent AttorneysipfactorOral Bagrut Picexam paper

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:31:27 +0000

The Israel Patent Office has announced the dates of the qualification exams for Israel Patent Attorneys. Unless given a dispensation from one, the other, or both, each candidate has to pass a written exam that tests calligraphy and scribal errors patent drafting skills and langauge skills, and an oral exam that tests dental hygiene knowledge […](image)

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Filing Baseless Patent Infringement Complaints in the US Can be ExpensiveipfactorOctane fitnesstroll

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:17:40 +0000

Icon Health and Fitness sued Octane Fitness for patent infringement in 2009, saying that Octane’s high-end elliptical machines infringed US Patent No. 6,019,710, which describes an elliptical machine that allows for adjustments to accommodate individual strides. After two years of litigation, a district court judge found that Octane’s machines didn’t infringe. Octane asked for an award of legal […](image)

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:46:21 +0000

Halla Holding Corporation filed two Israel Trademark Applications Nos. 257747 and 257748 for the word mark MANDO and for the stylized Mando mark in classes 12 and 35. The marks covered Horns for motor cars, Anti-theft devices for motor cars, Wheel rims for motor cars, Cycles, Parts and accessories for cycles, Cycle rims, Wheels for […](image)

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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:09:28 +0000

Knipex-Werk and C Gustav Putsch KG opposed Israel trademark application nos. 279193 in class 7 and 283268 in class 8, which were both filed by Ohev Zion LTD (Ohev Zion, is Love Zion). The marks are shown alongside. Furthermore, Knipex-Werk and C Gustav Putsch KG filed Israel trademark application no. 289408 in class 8 for […](image)

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Employee Inventionsipfactortermination of employment 2

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:41:19 +0000

Earlier this month, three decisions were published by the tribunal for establishing compensation for employee inventions. The tribunal consists of a judge, the Commissioner and an academic. The legal basis for the tribunal providing compensation is Section 134 of the Israel Patent Law which states: In the absence of an agreement that determines whether the […](image)

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An application for a 3D trademarkipfactor240901blue painted tongueBlue brushclown lollipoptoffiffeeblue tongued skink

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:01:34 +0000

This ruling concerns a 3D trademark application for a novelty lollipop. The mark was opposed after allowance, apparently due to a former business relationship going sour. The applied-for mark does not represent the candy that was previously sold in Israel, and the candy that was sold was previously sold wrapped in clown paper. The Applicant […](image)

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:34:16 +0000

David Ibgy, who markets fashion goods, submitted Israel Trademark Number 256843 on 26 June 2013 for clothing under Section 25. The mark was allowed on 17 November 2014 and published for opposition purposes. The mark is shown alongside.   On 27 February 2017, Lifestyle Equities CV opposed the mark. Lifestyle Equities CV is a Dutch […](image)

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