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Opinionated Intellectual Property News Blog with an Israel Slant

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Israel Supreme Court Overturns Ruling Forbidding Copying Fashion Designsipfactornecklines

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:20:30 +0000

Back in December 2016 Israel fashion designer Gadi Elemelech sued Renuar, a chain of selling women’s clothing for selling clothing that was confusingly similar to his haute couture dress. The dress in question appeared in Elemelech’s 2013 collection, and in Renuar’s 2014 range. The legal grounds for the action were the Israel Trade Related Torts Act 1999. Judge […]

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CORRECTION Re – Third International Conference on the Economics of Innovationipfactormistakesmistake Einsteinfrancis gurryASHER_D._GRUNISaharon aharon

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:17:23 +0000

I try to be factually accurate and helpful to my readership. However, occasionally mistakes happen. A couple of days ago I posted about the Third International Conference on the Economics of Innovation to be held in Israel under the auspices of the AIPPI in Israel between 30 April and 1 May 2018. I received a press-release from the […]

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Third International Conference on the Economics of InnovationipfactoraippiNobelwhat-is-economics

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:46:17 +0000

The Israel Chapter of the AIPPI is hosting their third Conference on the Ecomomics of Innovention between 30 April and 1 May 2018, which is a few weeks after the 6th Best Practices in Intellectual Property Conference organized by Kim Lindy and the In-House Forum, and three weeks before the 140th INTA conference in Seattle (which coincides […]

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Passed Off Pasta?ipfactorbarilla pastaRami LevyRami Levy pastataaman 1taaman 2

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:31:42 +0000

Barilla is an Italian pasta brand that is on sale in Israel. Oddly enough, pasta is made of duram wheat (Triticum durum or Triticum turgidum subsp. durum), which is a tetraploid species of wheat which is hard to milling due to the starchy endosperm.Dough made from its flour is weak or “soft”. This makes durum favorable for couscous (semolina) and pasta, […]

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Chinese Year of The DogipfactorCanaani

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:49:56 +0000

We wish our Chinese associates and clients success in the coming year. This is the Year of the Dog, and the image posted is of a Canaani – the wild but relatively easily domesticated breed that is apparently indigenous to Israel.

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Supreme Court Weighs in Trademark Feuds in Extended Arab Familiesipfactorshukha120722165652

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:04:23 +0000

Back in June 2017, we reported on the Shukha family feud wherein the Sons of George Shukha ltd attemped to enforce their mark against Antoine Shukha and Sons. Then, the Supreme Court threw out an Appeal by Antoine Shukha and Sons who argued that a penalty of 2500 Shekels a day until they removed infringing […]

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Palestinian Autonomy Adopts Nice Classificationipfactor70px-Coat_of_arms_of_Palestine_(alternative).svg.png

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:42:07 +0000

RAMALLAH – The Ministry of National Economy of the Palestinian Autonomy has adopted the 10th Edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement (Nice Classification). From 1 January 2018 applicants may submit trademark applications for registration designating items from this edition.  

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A ballsy trademark rulingipfactorSod258658sod balls.jpgjuggling four ballstoffiffeekitkatsurvey3.JPGsurvey.jpgleading question

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:08:53 +0000

KGaA & Henkel AG filed a series of Israel trademark applications (Nos.  258658, 258797, 258798 and 259500 as shown alongside. The marks cover Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use, rinsing agents for laundry and tableware, stain removing preparations; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations, chemical agents for cleaning metal, enameled sheet metal, wood, […]

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Panthenol – Costs rulingipfactorpanthanolexorbitantproctor and gambletetrapharm-logo.jpgPantene.jpg

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:08:21 +0000

Israel Trademark Application No. 278427 for the word PANTHENOL was submitted by by Tetra Pharm ltd and covers Soaps; perfumery; cosmetics; essential oils; cosmetic preparations containing herbal, vitamin, mineral; cosmetic preparations for the treatment of seborrhea; hair and body lotions; bath foams; shampoos; hair conditioners; hair treatment preparations; creams, gels, moisturizers; salts; powders; toiletries; aftershaves; […]

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Counter-claim by Iscar thrown outipfactorHanitaIscarRight of appeal

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 19:58:41 +0000

Background Israel Patent Application No. “181562” to Hanita is titled “High Performance End Mill” The patent claims: High Performance end mill comprising a shank portion and at least one cutting portion divided into a plurality of teeth by flutes disposed between said teeth at the cutter extremity and a gash cut profile wherein the maximum […]

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