Registering a trademark in Israel involves conducting a preliminary search, filing an application, undergoing an examination by the Israel Patent Office, and waiting for the publication and potential opposition period. If successful, the registration of your trademark will grant you exclusive rights to use it in Israel for 10 years, renewable indefinitely. By following this guide and using the resources provided, you can take the necessary steps to protect your brand in Israel. Ensure to adhere to the requirements and guidelines for a smooth registration process.
Step 1: Preliminary
Search The first step in this process is conducting a preliminary search to ensure that your proposed trademark isn't similar or identical to an existing one. The Israel Patent Office provides a database that you can use for this search. You can access the database at this link: https://www.justice.gov.il/Units/RashamHaptentim/search/Pages/default.aspx
Step 2: Application
If the search does not reveal any conflicting trademarks, the next step is to file an application with the Israel Patent Office. The application must include a clear representation of the trademark and a list of goods or services to be covered by the trademark.
Step 3: Examination by the Israel
Patent Office After receiving your application, the Israel Patent Office will examine it to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Trademark Law. The Patent Office will also determine whether the trademark can be registered or if it infringes upon any existing trademarks.
Step 4: Publication
Once your application passes the examination, it will be published in the Trademarks Journal. This allows third parties the opportunity to oppose the registration of the trademark. The opposition period lasts for three months from the date of publication.
Step 5: Registration
If no opposition is filed, or if any opposition is resolved in favor of the applicant, the Israel Patent Office will proceed with the registration of the trademark. Upon successful registration, the applicant will then receive a certificate of registration.
The official fee for filing a trademark application is approximately ILS 1,674 (as of 2023). If the application is successful, there is an additional fee for the issuance of the registration certificate. Please note that these fees are subject to change and it's recommended to check the latest fees on the Israel Patent Office website.
The entire process, from application to registration, usually takes between 12 to 18 months, provided that there are no objections or oppositions.
Israel Patent Office: https://www.gov.il/en/departments/israel_patent_office