1. Multiple classes
Multi-class trademark applications are allowed in Israel.
2. Minimum of filing documents in Israel
– request to register a trademark in Israel;
– representation of a trademark;
– list of goods and/or services.
3. Power of Attorney
Legalization or notarization of a Power of Attorney is not required. It may be submitted after filing the trademark application in Israel.
4. Priority document
The certified copy of the priority document must be filed within 3 months from filing a trademark application, however this term may be extended. If the priority document is not in English or Arabic, the certified translation thereof is required.
5. Opposition period
Oppositions against the trademark registration in Israel can be filed within 3 months from the date of publication of the trademark.
6. Use requirement
A third party may apply for cancellation of a trademark registration in Israel on grounds of an uninterrupted period of 3 years of non-use by the trademark owner.
7. Grant and validity
The registration of a trademark in Israel is valid for 10 years from the application filing date, and may be extended thereafter for 10 years an unlimited number of times. There is no official grant fee as far as it is included into the official filing fee. The trademark in Israel may be renewed during 3 months before the expiration of the previous 10-year term and within 6 months after this term by paying the fine.
8. Whether the trademark attorney is required
For the foreigners it is recommended to perform the trademark prosecution in Israel through an agent, a registered Israeli trademark attorney.
9. What can be registered as a trademark in Israel
Letters, numbers, words, devices, or other signs, or combination thereof, whether two-dimensional or three dimensional, which are adapted to distinguish the goods or services of the proprietor from those of other persons can be registered as a trademark in Israel.
International Agreements : Paris Convention, PCT, Stockholm Text and Strasbourg Agreement.
Patent Types : Therapeutic treatment of the human body is not patentable. However, medication and diagnostic methods for humans are patentable. New varieties of plants or animals are not patentable, except for microbiological organisms, which are not derived from nature.
Novelty Requirements : Yes – Universal Novelty is required.
Claiming priority : Yes – within 12 months.
Time frame for registration : 3-5 Years.
Protection Term : 20 Years.
Examination : Yes.
Publication : Yes.
Opposition : Yes – within 3 months as of publication date.
Annuity Payments : Renewal fees for years 1-6 from the date of the application is payable within three months of the date of grant of the patent. Subsequent renewal fees are paid before the expiration of the sixth, tenth, fourteenth and eighteenth year, counting from the date of the application. Where the prosecution of the application continues for more than six years, e.g. in consequence of an opposition, or for any other reason, the renewal fees become payable only upon grant of the patent.
Grace period for Annuity payments : 6 Months.
1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
2. Details of the Applicant, Title of Invention & Drawings.
3. Certified copy of Priority document (if claimed).