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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:16:37 +0000

I had the pleasure of attending the fifth Annual Best Practices in Intellectual Property 2017 conference organized by Kim Lindy of Intellectual Property Forum on behalf of the In House IP Managers and Counsel Forum earlier this week. The Conference is always held in the same venue, but it appeared as though some additional tables were […](image)

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Getting a Handle on Israel Design RegistrationipfactorFurnipartfour candles

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:28:02 +0000

Although there is a proposed Law in the works, in Israel, design registration follows the somewhat archaic Patent and Design Ordinance 1924 inherited from the British Mandate. Formally, only local novelty is required! In a Circular, Previous Commissioner Dr Meir Noam creatively interpreted the Law such that Internet publication in official Patent Office websites that […](image)

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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:48:43 +0000

This ruling relates to an opposition against a patent application by Novartis for Panobinostat  which is a hydroxamic acid  that acts as a non-selective histone deacetylase inhibitor (pan-HDAC inhibitor).  On 23 February 2015 the drug received FDA accelerated approval for use in patients with multiple malignancies, and on 28 August 2015 it was approved by the European Medicines Agency for the same […](image)

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Best Practices in Intellectual Property 2017 – Its this MondayipfactorIPR

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:20:57 +0000

IPR (Intellectual Property Resources) Conference titled Best Practices in Intellectual Property 2017 is this Monday. This will be the fifth annual Best Practices Conference, which organizers claim will be the most complete and comprehensive conference in Israel in 2017. It is a little early to determine whether this claim will be found to be accurate, but […](image)

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Squaring the Circle and Regulating the IP Profession in Israelipfactorbasic instinctbar exam.jpgunpaid internshipsfrankensteincrosslicensing

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:55:31 +0000

I was privileged to participate in a ’round table’ at the Israel Patent Office on Tuesday, on the topic of regulating the Patent Attorney profession. In this article I am going to refer to people without giving their titles such as Dr, Adv. and Patent Attorney, since most people were entitled to two or three […](image)

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:56:26 +0000

Following on the heels of the Izhimis family feud, we now report on a competing marks proceeding between Abu Shukra Import Export and Marketing Ltd and Strauss Coffee B.V. Again, this relates to Turkish coffee. On 2 May 2013, Abu Shukra filed Israel TM application number 255526 in class 30 shown alongside. This ruling relates […](image)

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:26:30 +0000

It is with sadness that we note that on Thursday, March 15, 2017, Benjamin Barish passed away at the age of 91. Ben was born in Detroit, Michigan, and served as a sailor in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II. After receiving an electrical engineering degree, Ben worked as a patent Examiner […](image)

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Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:46:43 +0000

This ruling relates to competing rights of different relatives to register and use trademarks for a family business that eventually split up. The marks were registered by a cousin living in Ramallah, and cousins living in East Jerusalem applied to have the marks cancelled on various grounds including passing off, misleading marks, inequitable behavior and […](image)

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New Israel Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks AppointedipfactorOfir Alon

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:59:57 +0000

The Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaqued has appointed Attorney and Patent Attorney Ofir Alon as the new Israel Commissioner of Patents, Trademarks and Designs to replace Commssioner Asa Kling who is coming to the end of his six year tenure. Ofer Alon has degrees in Computer Science and Law from Haifa University. He qualified in […](image)

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Patent Attorney Round Tableipfactorknights-round-table-1

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:02:18 +0000

The Patent Office is hosting a round table on 21 March 2017 between 2 PM and 6 PM to discuss regulating the patent profession. Background In September 2016 the Israel Patent Office called for comments concerning proposed legislation to regulate the patent profession. The official position of the Association of Israel Patent Attorneys is based […](image)

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