Before getting started, you should know the following important facts:

  • Official Languages: English, Hebrew, Arabic

  • Class System: Multi class

  • Average Trademark Pendency: 1 year

  • Registration Term: 10 years from filing date; renewable for subsequent periods of 10 years

  • Terms of Use: No actual use is required for registration, however a mark that was not used for 3 consecutive years can be canceled

  • International Conventions: Israel is a member of the Paris Convention, Madrid Protocol, Arrangement of Nice, and Arrangement of Lisbon

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

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How to file a Trademark application to The 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

  • Representation of the mark (if stylized, a JPG/GIF file of the mark)

  • Classes and detailed list of goods and services

  • Details of the capacity in which the applicant deals with the goods for which the mark is sought (e.g. manufacturer and/or merchant of the specified goods)

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

 
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Filing a Trademark application under the Paris Convention
 

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

 

  • Name, address and incorporation/citizenship of applicant

  • Representation of the mark (if stylized, a JPG/GIF file of the mark)

  • Classes and detailed list of goods and services

  • Details of the capacity in which the applicant deals with the goods for which the mark is sought (e.g. manufacturer and/or merchant of the specified goods)

  • Details of the priority application

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

  • 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

 
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Filing an International Trademark application under the Madrid Protocol via The Israel Patent Office
 

Today, due to the joining of Israel to the Madrid Protocol, an Israeli applicant may submit a single trademark application, which can automatically apply in over 90 countries around the world. The filing is done under the "Madrid system", which is operated and managed by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).

The Madrid System facilitates the registration process, and also saves the costs of filing and further maintaining the mark. The international application is based on a national application or a national registration.

 

The following preliminary conditions must be met and documentation must be provided  to the Israel Patent Authority together with the filing fee:

  • Name, address, and incorporation - brand owners must be nationals, domiciled, or have a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment in Israel (entitlement).

  • Representation of the mark (if stylized, a JPG/GIF file of the mark)

  • Classes and detailed list of goods and services

  • Details of the capacity in which the applicant deals with the goods for which the mark is sought (e.g. manufacturer and/or merchant of the specified goods)

  • Details of the Basic Mark - To obtain an international registration, trademark owners must file an international application through the Trademark Office of the Contracting Party - in our case Israel Patent Office (Office of origin) with which they have either filed an application or obtained a registration (basic mark).

  • Details of the priority application if any

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