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Opinionated Intellectual Property News Blog with an Israel Slant

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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:19:17 +0000

Following the one day Best Practices in Intellectual Property Conference that was held on Monday, there were a number of so-called ‘Master Classes’ held Tuesday morning. Each one is a fairly intimate half day seminar dedicated to exploring some aspect of patenting. The air-raid siren practice drill took place in the middle, and I am reliably […]

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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:22:09 +0000

The Israel Patent Office hosts weekly lectures on Mondays for their staff. These are sometimes given by Patent Office personnel, sometimes by visiting Examiners from abroad, sometimes by academics and sometimes by practitioners. Where the speaker is considered eminent and the topic is considered likely to interest a wider audience, sometimes the Patent Office opens […]

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:42:36 +0000

I attended the sixth Best Practices in Intellectual Property Conference on Monday. The conference was similar to the previous ones. Focused on practical patent advice for in-house counsel, there were sessions of prosecution, licensing and litigation. The conference was in the same hall as always, and we were pleased to see that the Sheraton have […]

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Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:57:50 +0000

The 6th Annual Best Practices in Intellectual Property hosted by Intellectual Property Resources next Monday and Tuesday, March 12th and 13th 2018 in Tel Aviv is apparently going to be a sell-out with 170 participants expected. However, organizer Kim Lindy has kindly offered to squeeze in an extra table for late-comers, so it’s now or never […]

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Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:51:45 +0000

The International Trademark Association (INTA) hosts a party conference every year, where approximately 10,000 patent and trademark attorneys work hard swapping business cards in the hope of generating work. This year, the conference runs from 19 May 2018 to 23 May 2018. Shavuot, or Pentecost, is the Feast of Weeks. It follows seven weeks after the first day […]

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Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:04:17 +0000

I was contacted by a trainee patent attorney who wishes to attend one of the forthcoming IP conferences in Israel but is not sure which one is better value for money.  The firm where she works are prepared to recognize her attendance as a day of work rather than a vacation, but are not prepared […]

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Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:45:27 +0000

Israel  Patent Application No. 176831 to Novartis is titled “COMPRESSED PHARMACEUTICAL TABLETS OR DIRECT COMPRESSION PHARMACEUTICAL TABLETS COMPRISING DPP-IV INHIBITOR CONTAINING PARTICLES AND PROCESSES FOR THEIR PREPARATION ” the patent application is a national phase of PCT/EP/2005/000400. It relates to a pharmaceutical used in the treatment for diabetes known as Vildagliptin (previously LAF237, trade names Galvus, Zomelis,) which is an […]

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Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:52:29 +0000

Back in May 2017 we reported that Talber Pop LTD owns Israel trademark number 240598 “SMASH” for Notebooks, stationery, diaries, binders; gift wrapping paper, paper gift wrapping bows, paper cake decorations, paper party bags, loot bags, cello bags, paper party decorations, paper party hats, paper tables cloths, paper napkins, banner made of paper and/or cardboards; […]

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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 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 Gidon […]

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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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