What is Intellectual Property (IP)?
|Intellectual property is the legal way by which the products of human intellect are protected. Under IP law, owners are granted exclusive rights to a wide range of intangible assets, such as inventions, industrial designs, artwork, trade names and logos. The different types of IP rights include copyrights, patents, trademarks, designs, trade secrets, and plant varieties.
IP rights are territorial in nature.
- Drafting and prosecuting patent applications
- Filing for trademarks and designs in Israel and around the world
- IP portfolio management and development
- IP-related litigation in Israel, including copyright infringement, trade secret infringement, asserting registered rights and opposition registration of IP rights
- Domain name disputes (UDRP, IL-DRP)
- Drafting and negotiating licensing agreements
- Advising on authorized use of licensed open source programs and Creative Commons licensed works.
Why choose us?At G&A, Glazberg, Applebaum & Co., our core-business is intellectual property. We are knowledgeable in all the ways in which your non-tangible assets can be protected, and can advise you on the best course of action, keeping in mind your budget constraints.
We assist our clients in registering patents, trademarks and designs in Israel and around the world, as well as protecting their intellectual property assets in Israel when needed.
Why Israel?Israel is a member of all major international treaties relating to intellectual property:
- The Paris Convention, providing the ability to claim priority from a foreign application within a designated time window (twelve months for patents; six months for trademarks and designs).
- The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), providing the ability to defer by up to thirty months the selection of territories in which patent rights are to be pursued.
- The Madrid Protocol, enabling an owner of a trademark or trademark application in a member state to pursue trademark registration in other member states in a unified manner.
- The Nice Agreement concerning the international classification of goods and services for the purpose of trademark registration.
- The Berne Convention, including international protection against copyright infringement.
- The trade-related aspects of the Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement, setting a minimum standard of intellectual property protection in a member state of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Furthermore, Israel provides protection for unregistered rights as well. An owner of a well-known trademark or similar mark that is not formally registered in Israel is still protected from misuse of the mark, although to a lesser extent than an owner of a registered mark. In addition, there have been cases of Israeli courts ruling that, in order to prevent unjust enrichment, there may be an equitable cause of action when an unregistered right has been infringed upon.
Read more about Patents in Israel.
Read more about Trademarks in Israel.
Contact us to see how we can serve your intellectual property needs in Israel and around the world.