IP4all Weekly Bulletin
The new EU trade mark Regulation enters into force on March 23rd. As a result, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) will change its name to the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).The amending Regulation also revises the fees payable to the Office, including an overall reduction in their amounts, particularly in the case of trade mark renewal fees. On 23.3. 2016, the Office’s online application forms and fee calculator will be automatically updated to reflect the new system.From its base in Alicante, Spain, OHIM has processed more than 1.3 million Community trade mark applications in 23 EU languages, from nearly every country and region in the world, since 1996.
The Amending Regulation was published on 24 December 2015 and is part of the EU trade mark reform legislative package that also includes the replacement of the existing EU Trade Mark Directive (Directive 2008/95/EC of the European Parliament and the Council).OHIM is the EU’s largest decentralised agency. It is entirely self-financed, receiving no funding from the EU Budget. As well as managing the Community trade mark and the registered Community design (RCD), it works in collaboration with the EU national and regional IP offices to build a stronger IP system across the EU for the benefit of users.
Hebei Aulion Heavy Industries LTD filed trademark applications for LOVOL, including stylized word marks 210591 and 210633 and a logo 210639 and 210640. The marks cover harvesters, agricultural machinery, road rollers, diggers, chargers, concrete mixers, bailers, threshers, rice separators, motors that are not for vehicles, agricultural transporters, motorbikes, cranes, horizontal trains, bicycles, electrical vehicles, vehicle engines, lorries with […]
In Israel Law, an invention by an employee is owned by the company. Section 134 of the Israel Patent Act 1967 provides a mechanism for calculating the compensation that the inventor is entitled to. In an important decision, the committee consisting of a Judge, the Commissioner, and a Professor ruled that the compensation is not a […]
The Israel Patent Office has published its summary of 2013. Their focus is on their efficiency. I have culled and am reporting the information that I believe is of more value to IP practitioners. My interpretative comments are in italics. To enjoy the graphs and the graphics - a hot air balloon lifting a paper car, and no-doubt signifying […]
If a second, trademark application is filed whilst a first similar mark is pending, the patent office initiates a competing marks procedure under section 29 of the Trademark Ordinance 1972. One mark is chosen to proceed to examination, and only once it is allowed or rejected, is the other mark examined. When choosing which mark […]
In Israel, applications are sorted into tentative technology groups on filing and then, within each technology group, are examined approximately in order of priority date. Periodically, when the ratio of examiners to applications under examination drops sufficiently, the Israel Patent Office sends out Notices Prior to Examination for another batch of applications. There is no […]
Should Israel Patent Office Hear a Trademark Cancellation Proceedings Where there is an Infringement Case before the Courts?
In June last year, I reported on a decision to allow the shape of the Rubik’s Cube to be filed as a trademark. See here the mark is Israel Trademark No. IL 228232. A request to have the mark canceled was filed by Dan S. LTD, To Buy Market LTD and Lula Pozalov. Since there are pending cases […]
Berlitz filed a Israel trademark No. 232819 for “Total Immersion”. The mark, filed in class 41, is for teaching and practicing language, renting and hiring materials for teaching and practicing language, texts, publications, information, and consulting regarding language skills. On 26 April 2011, an Examiner rejected the mark as lacking distinctiveness, since the term is […]
JIPA participated, for the first time since May 2003, in the 20th session of WIPO-SCP (Standing Committee of the Law of Patents) held at Geneva, Switzerland, January, 2014. The subjects of the meeting have been “Quality of patents, including opposition systems,” “Exceptions and limitations to patent rights,” “Patents and health,” “Transfer of technology,” and “Confidentiality […]
JIPA announced that The Trademark Five Party User Conference (TM5) was held on December 6th, in Seoul, South Korea, between Japan, USA, Europe, China and South Korea. The participants were JPO, USPTO, OHIM, KIPO and SAIC, JPAA, JTA and JIPA, INTA and KPAA. Before the Conference itself, the participants and user groups had the opportunity to […]
The Office of the United States Trade Representative informed that Israel will no longer be a part of the list of partners with no adequate intellectual property rights protection. What does Special 301 stand for:” According to Special 301 provisions of U.S. trade law, USTR must identify those countries that deny adequate and effective protection […]
The Israel Patent Office has published official figures for 2013. Some 6185 patent applications were filed in 2013, of which 5,294 were Paris Convention or PCT National Phase Filings, and the remaining 891 were first filings. I’ve compared these figures to those in the 2012 Israel Patent Office Report and it would appear that these are the […]
The Government of Israel has notified to the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) a declaration modifying the amounts of the individual fee payable with respect to Israel under Article 8(7) of the Madrid Protocol. In accordance with Rule 35(2)(b) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol, the Director […]
The Israel patent office has issued new procedures for patent prosecution. Notice Prior to Examination In response to the Notice Prior to Examination, applicants are required to provide a list of relevant prior art including details of citations in corresponding applications in other jurisdictions. Non-patent literature should be supplied in full. Patents cited in the […]
SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd. were awarded Israel trademark no. 245038 for Suprene, for Synthetic rubber; styrenebutadiene rubber; butyl rubber; polyisoprene rubber; polychloroprene rubber; isobutylene-isoprene rubber; ethylene-propylene rubber; ethylene-propylene diene rubber; all included in class 17. Dynasoi Elastomeros S.A. de CV represented by Dr. Shlomo Cohen & Partners – Law Offices, filed an opposition to the […]
Deputy Patent and Trademark Commissioner Rules that she has no authority to extend three month opposition period
In Israel trademark practice, allowed trademarks publish for opposition purposes. If no opposition is filed within three months, the trademark issues. It may, however, then be subject to cancellation proceedings. Israel TM Application Number 245038 to SK Global Chemical Ltd. is for the word Suprene. It covers Synthetic rubber; styrenebutadiene rubber; butyl rubber; polyisoprene rubber; […]