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Blog's Monthly Archives: October 2015

  • Another Israel Patent Application Revived More Than Three Years After Abandonment

    Section 21A of the Israel Patents Law establishes a twelve-month timeframe for patent applicants to seek revival of abandoned applications. However, under Section 164, this window can be expanded upon a showing of “reasonable cause.” Two recent decisions from the Patent Office shed light on some of the circumstances that can justify revival of a patent application after an extended period of abandonment. However, due to the fact-based nature of the Patent Office’s decisions and limitations imposed on the applicants’ rights in each case, new patent applicants should remain mindful of their deadlines when seeking patent protection in Israel.

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    October 21 , 2015
  • Insights from WIPO’s Madrid, Hague, and PCT 2015 Yearly Reviews

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an agency of the United Nations that counts 188 nations among its members and administers numerous international treaties relating to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights worldwide. Among these treaties are the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the Madrid Protocol for trademarks, and the Hague Agreement for industrial designs. Recently, WIPO released its Yearly Reviews with data pertaining to filings under each of these treaties. In this article, we take a look at some key insights from WIPO’s 2015 Yearly Reviews, and briefly examine Israel’s stature in the worldwide intellectual property landscape.

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    October 1 , 2015

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