Well-known perfume companies dealt blow in ‘smell-alike’ case

Ten prominent fragrance companies, including Armani, Chloe, Davidoff, Hugo Boss, Lancôme, L’Oréal, Polo, and more, recently took an Israeli ‘smell-alike’ perfume maker to court over trademark infringement. The Israeli court dismissed all claims, citing the ‘fair use’ defense, as the defendant’s use of registered trademarks was in good faith and not intended to mislead the

Summary of 2022 Israel Patent Office report

The Israel Patent Office has recently published its annual report for the year 2022, providing valuable insights into the innovation landscape in Israel and the Israeli market as a whole. In 2002, an increase in the number of patent application filed in Israel was observed, continuing the trend in recent years. Approximately 10,000 new patent

Open-source and AI

In recent months, a great deal has been written and discussed about Artificial Intelligence (AI), its advantages, and the questions it raises. From the aspect of copyright law, many questions arise regarding the lawfulness of using copyright-protected works to train AI programs, the works such programs produce after their training is complete, and whether using

Can Copyrighted Content be Used for Machine Learning?

In December 2022, the Ministry of Justice published an opinion on whether Machine Learning enterprises can use copyrighted material to train Artificial Intelligence systems without permission. Machine Learning (ML) refers to a computer’s ability to learn inductively, on its own, from databases (including text documents, sound, video, and so on) in the context of developing

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