Answer ... The owner of an unregistered mark may base a legal action on the tort of passing off under the Commercial Wrongs Law, 5759-1999. Furthermore, unregistered well-known trademarks are protected from infringement according to the Trademark Ordinance (New Version), 5732-1972. Common law rights in a trademark constitute grounds to oppose or cancel a trademark registration.
Answer ... A trademark registration in Israel confers:
- the right to use the trademark exclusively in the Israeli territory;
- the right to take legal action against infringement of the trademark; and
- the right to request Israeli Customs to prevent illegal importation of infringing goods or to file a complaint with the police for counterfeiting.
Answer ... Not applicable.