Region: Israel

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.

19 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.

12 February 2020

Partnership with former rival hands boost to Lyft’s patent portfolio

Agreement with Gett sees around 40 assets transferred to ride-sharing giant continuing a busy period of IP dealmaking for the company

11 December 2019

Huawei hones IP message amidst wins and losses

A good result in a German court and the settlement of a key competitor dispute are among positive signs for the company, but US sanctions continue to cloud future

04 December 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.

13 November 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.

23 October 2019

Huawei’s latest IP headache comes from its solar business

An Israeli firm has sued the Chinese company over inverter tech in Shenzhen and Jinan, building on German campaign

18 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.

02 October 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.

11 September 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.

31 July 2019

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