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06 JANUARY 2021

Israeli Patent Office to consider allowing for provisional applications

The Israeli Patent Office is considering amending the patent application procedure in line with that of the USPTO, so that applicants may file for a provisional patent application before filing a full patent application at a relatively low initial cost.

25 NOVEMBER 2020

The future of Israeli tech is all about telemedicine

While many countries are only just getting clued up about digital healthcare, Israel has long been a trailblazer in this field.

04 NOVEMBER 2020

First Israeli patent for vaccine priority system filed in the UAE

In what marks a historical move for Israel and the United Arab Emirates, an Israeli company has filed a patent at the UAE Industrial Property Office for an AI-based vaccine, signalling that the two countries may work together to release technology to help combat the spread of covid-19.

19 FEBRUARY 2020

Israel Patent Office denies patent term extension to biosimilar preparation

The Israel Patent Office has denied a patent term extension for the biological drug Kovaltry, filed by Bayer Healthcare LLC. This decision clarifies the Ministry of Health’s regulatory requirements for registration of this type of drug.

12 FEBRUARY 2020

Takeda case study clarifies extensions to patent protection for pharmaceutical products

In Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited v Manufacturers Association of Israel, the Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that a pharmaceutical product's marketing approval should be considered as the first one with regard to a pharmaceutical product containing similar compounds.

13 NOVEMBER 2019

Israel joined the Hague System for international protection of industrial designs

Following a complete reform of the Design Law, Israel joined the Hague Agreement on 3 October 2019. From 3 January 2020, Israeli applicants will be able protect industrial designs by submitting a single international design application for any of the 88 member countries.

23 OCTOBER 2019

The new Israeli online anti-piracy copyright reform explained

Israel is undergoing major copyright reforms, especially with regard to online piracy and protected content such as films, TV shows and music. The Israeli Parliament recently approved Amendment 5 to the Copyright Law, which introduces new anti-piracy proceedings. Copyright holders will have access to advanced enforcement tools in order to obtain protection for their works, primarily from online infringement.

02 OCTOBER 2019

21st century marketing and branding – new world trademarks in Israel

The trademark sector is changing before our eyes. For decades, brands have based their branding strategies on one or two senses only – what consumers see and, at a later stage, what they hear. However, in the past few decades, we have witnessed a worldwide phenomenon of switching from visual trademarks to marks that incorporate other senses, such as holograms, flavours, 3D shapes, movements, sounds, smells and colours, among others.

11 SEPTEMBER 2019

Real estate on the verge of revolution: key industry insights in Israel

One of the biggest technological revolutions known to mankind is underway and it is all about real estate. In the past few years, property technology has become one of the hottest technological areas, with a constant increase in the amount of investments in the real estate sector and the number of new start-up companies developing technological solutions for this field.

31 JULY 2019

The connection between Israeli design reform and lively Israeli mobile market

According to the Israel Patent Office’s annual reports, there has been a considerable rise in foreign submissions made in Class 14, also known as the Mobile Class. This is not a coincidence – changes in design law have made Israel stand out as a competitor in the global mobile market.

14 NOVEMBER 2018

Israel Patent Office Annual Report – more Israeli women inventors; shorter examination times

The Israel Patent Office recently published its 2017 Annual Report, revealing interesting trends and changes in the IP registration system in Israel.

25 SEPTEMBER 2018

Ministry of Health considers granting data exclusivity to biological drugs

The Ministry of Health has invited individuals, organisations and stakeholders to participate in the examination process for the need to amend Section 47D of the Pharmacists Ordinance.

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