Designs

 

Design Definition by Israeli Law

The definitions under the Israeli Law (Section 1 ):

"Design" – the appearance of a product or part of a product, composed of one or more visual characteristics of the product or part of the product, as the case may be, including outline, color, shape, decoration, texture or material from which they are made.

 

The definition of a product under the Law (Section 1 ):

"Product" – including a set of articles, packaging, a graphic symbol, a screen display, excluding a font and computer software.

"Novelty"  (section 6)-

A design shall be deemed novel if, prior to the relevant  date, an identical design or a design that differs from it only in details that are immaterial, has not been made public, in Israel or outside it.

 

Designs, getting started - How?

Before getting started, it is important to know:

 

  • Only one object or set of objects may be included in a single application. A set of objects is two articles, or more, that are of the same class, share the same design, whose visual features only differ from each other in immaterial details, and which are ordinarily offered for sale or are intended to be used together.

  • The design must be novel meaning that  only a design not made public in Israel or outside it is eligible.

  • Registration Term: 5 years from filing date; renewable every 5 years for a total duration of 25 years

  • Weekend in Israel: Friday and Saturday. Deadlines falling on Friday or Saturday are automatically extended to Sunday (a regular workday).

 

How to file a Design application to Israel Patent Office?

The following documentation must be provided to the Israel Patent Office together with the filing fee:

 

  • Name, address and incorporation/citizenship of the applicant

  • Origin of the rights of the applicant to the design (inventor, contract, assignment, law etc.)

  • Descriptive name of the design (not the commercial name)

  • Use of the design

  • Original, signed Power of Attorney – no legalization or notarization is required

  • Side, top, bottom and perspective views (JPG/GIF format) of the design object (can be drawings or photographs of the object)

 

Filing a Design application  under the Paris Convention

Israel is Member State of the Paris Convention . The following documentation must be provided to the Israel Patent Authority together with the filing fee:

 

  • Name, address and incorporation/citizenship of applicant

  • Origin of the rights of the applicant to the design (inventor, contract, assignment, law etc.)

  • Descriptive name of the design (not the commercial name)

  • Use of the design

  • Priority details

  • Certified priority document

  • Translation of the priority document and verification of the translation (affidavit or declaration by translator), if the priority document is not in English, Hebrew or Arabic

  • Original, signed Power of Attorney – no legalization or notarization is required

  • Side, top, bottom and perspective views (JPG/GIF format) of the design object (can be drawings or photographs of the object)

 

Filing a single EU design application

For those interested in filing a design application in The Europe  Union, it may be worth considering filing for a registered Community design which is valid in all countries of the European Union