June 22, 2020

The Israel Patent Office joins WIPO DAS Digital Access Service (DAS) for designs

Sa'ar Alon, Partner, Head of Designs Practice
Sa'ar Alon

Partner, Head of Designs Practice

Reinhold Cohn & Partners

The Israel Patent Office (ILPO) has published a Registrar’s Notice stating that its Designs Department is joining the WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS) for industrial design applications, both as a depositing office and an accessing office, with effect from July 1, 2020.

The DAS is a service provided by WIPO allowing priority documents to be securely exchanged between participating IP offices.

As a depositing office, the ILPO will deposit certified copies of priority documents of design applications filed on and after July 1, 2020, and as an accessing office, it will retrieve priority documents available through the service for applications which its priority claim has not expired by 01.07.2020.

The ILPO is joining eleven offices that already joined DAS, including, among others, the USPTO, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), Indian Patent Office, Japan Patent Office and KIPO.

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