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Trademarks
8.
Maintenance and removal of registrations
8.1
What is the length of the initial term of registration and what is the length of renewal terms?
 
Israel
The length of the initial term of a trademark registration is 10 years. The length of each renewal term is 10 years.

For more information about this answer please contact: David Gilat from Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
8.2
What, if anything, must be submitted to the trademark office to maintain or renew a registration?
 
Israel
In order to renew the registration of a trademark, a renewal application must be submitted to the Trademark Office by the trademark’s expiration date or up to three months before. The renewal application shall be accompanied with a copy of a payment receipt of the renewal fee. Late renewal is available upon payment of the prescribed fees up to six months after the expiration date and revival under certain conditions is available within an additional period of six months.

For more information about this answer please contact: David Gilat from Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
8.3
What are the grounds for cancelling a trademark registration?
 
Israel
  • Non-use (at any time following three consecutive years of non-use after the mark has been registered); and
  • Ineligibility to register or to remain on the register (within five years of the registration date; thereafter, only in case of bad faith).
For more information about this answer please contact: David Gilat from Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
8.4
Under what circumstances may the trademark office cancel a registration on its own initiative?
 
Israel
If there was an error in the process of acceptance, the Trademark Office may cancel a registration on its own initiative.

For more information about this answer please contact: David Gilat from Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
8.5
What is the procedure by which a third party may seek cancellation of a trademark registration?
 
Israel
A third party may initiate cancellation proceedings, which will be heard before the registrar. Such proceedings are similar to opposition proceedings, mutatis mutandis.

For more information about this answer please contact: David Gilat from Gilat Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
8.6
What is the procedure for appealing a decision cancelling a registration?
 
Israel
The registrar’s decision in cancellation proceedings may be appealed before a district court within 30 days of the date of issue of the decision.

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