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Trademarks
3.
Registration procedure
3.1
Which governing body (ie, trademark office) controls the registration process?
 
Israel
The Trademark Office, at the Patents Authority.

For more information about this answer please contact: David Gilat from Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
3.2
What fees does the trademark office charge for an application, during prosecution and for issuance of a registration?
 
Israel
For one class, the official application fee is ILS1,623. The fee for any additional class in a multi-class application is ILS1,219. During prosecution, an extension fee of ILS74 is payable per month.

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3.3
Does the trademark office use the Nice Classification scheme?
 
Israel
Yes.

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3.4
Are ‘class-wide’ applications allowed, or must the applicant identify the specific goods or services for which the mark will be used?
 
Israel
‘Class-wide’ applications are not allowed in Israel. Thus, an applicant must specify the goods and services for which the mark will be used.

For more information about this answer please contact: David Gilat from Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
3.5
Must an applicant have a bona fide intention to use the trademark for the goods or services identified in the application in order to apply for registration?
 
Israel
Yes.

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3.6
Does the trademark office perform relative examination of trademark applications (ie, searches for earlier conflicting marks)?
 
Israel
Yes.

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3.7
What types of examinations does the trademark office perform other than relative examination?
 
Israel
Other than relative examination, the Trademark Office performs a formal examination (checking that all technical requirements bound to the examination process – such as payment of fees, filing of power of attorney and so on – are fulfilled), an examination of the classification and of the description of goods/services, and examination on absolute grounds for approval.

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3.8
Apart from confusion with a senior mark, descriptiveness and genericness, are there other grounds under which a mark is ineligible for registration, such as public policy reasons?
 
Israel
Please see question 2.3.

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3.9
Is there a separate or supplemental register on which descriptive marks may be registered?
 
Israel
No.

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3.10
Can a third party object to registration of a mark before the application has been published (eg, by letter of protest to the trademark office)?
 
Israel
No explicit provisions of law afford a third party standing to object to registration of a mark before the application is accepted and published; but in practice, examiners may consider information provided by third parties.

For more information about this answer please contact: David Gilat from Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
3.11
Must the applicant use the trademark commercially in order to obtain a registration?
 
Israel
No. According to the Trade Marks Ordinance, intention to use the mark suffices.

For more information about this answer please contact: David Gilat from Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
3.12
How much time does it typically take from filing an application to the first office action?
 
Israel
Ten to 14 months.

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3.13
How much time does it typically take from filing an application to publication?
 
Israel
Fourteen to 23 months.

For more information about this answer please contact: David Gilat from Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group