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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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A Ruling Concerning Service Invention Compensation by a Worker of a Unionized Industryipfactorcash prizecontractworker's compensation

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:20:40 +0000

This is the third decision on employee compensation that issued this month. In this case, the employee inventor requested that the committee for discussing employee compensation for service inventions rule compensation under Section 134 of the Israel Patent Law. On 22 July 2014, the Company responded by requested three interim rulings: That the case be […](image)

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A second ruling on employee compensation under Section 134ipfactortermination of employment 2termination of employment

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:12:33 +0000

This is a second employee invention where the inventor has referred the case to the relevant committee under Section 134 of the Israel Patent Law 1967. The company countered that the case should be thrown out. Here are the details: On 25 June 2013, Mr. XXXX, henceforth Ploni (see Ruth 4:1) requested a compensation ruling […](image)

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Employee Inventions – the first of three decisionsipfactorworker's compensationcontract

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:31:19 +0000

There is a procedure by which an inventor can request that a tribunal consisting of a judge, the Commissioner and an academic can consider the appropriate compensation to the inventor for an invention made in the course of his employment. The most recent and important ruling of this nature concerned the contribution of an inventor […](image)

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Examiners Requiredipfactortrainee wheels

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:20:25 +0000

The Israel Patent Office has announced 14 vacancies for trainee patent examiners. Of these, three are reserved for minorities and are available to Circassian, Arab or Druze Israelis. At least one vacancy is reserved for someone with disabilities. Candidates are expected to have a scientific or engineering degree and may have advanced degrees. They are […](image)

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Israel Passes New Design Lawipfactorindustrial-designknesset

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:35:21 +0000

Designs are the aesthetic features of items of mass production.  Design rights started in the United Kingdom in 1787 with the Designing and Printing of Linen Act and have expanded from there. For the past 70 years, the registration and protection of designs in Israel was governed by laws inherited from the British Mandate. Some of these […](image)

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From Around the Worldipfactorsmoked salmonselfieclassic-zoey-brown.png

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:43:39 +0000

I generally do NOT blog about IP developments that are not related to Israel. There are others that do of course, and since the information is available on the Internet, it seems a little superfluous. Here are three recent developments: The UK’s oldest smoked salmon business H Forman and Sons has become the first London food producer […](image)

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Changing of the GuardipfactorchangingdinosaurTOMERAlon Ophir

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:30:09 +0000

The various professional organizations representing the IP profession in Israel (LES, AIPPI and IPAA) cosponsored a reception to honour outgoing Commissioner Asa Kling and incoming commissioner Alon Ophir. The event was held on Sunday in the Israel Yaffe conference center just North of Tel Aviv. As an IP blogger, I felt obliged to attend and […](image)

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