In recent days the design of a product, packaging and advertising have become crucial elements in the solidifying and branding of companies worldwide. The department comprises professional staff who have gained many years of experience in the handling of design applications in Israel and abroad. The design department specializes in consulting its clients on optimal means to protect designs, in the selection of strategies and tactics for filing designs, occasionally alongside drafting patent applications pertaining to the same subject matter, in order to consider all aspects of protection and enforcement of respective rights.

The department’s professional staff specialize in preparing design patent applications, including the preparation of necessary drawings, in accordance with the various official requirements in Israel and abroad, and complying with the strategy and needs of the client.

The department consults leading Israeli and international institutions and foundations as well as many industrial companies in the design sector.

Another benefit is the synergism of the patent attorneys of the department working alongside legal professionals of Gilat, Bareket & Co., creating a unique and effective platform for maximizing returns on a client’s Intellectual Property assets by securing optimal protection.

Go to the Quick Guide to Registering Designs in Israel: Frequently Asked Questions


It is possible to request a deferment of the publication of the application, for a period not exceeding 6 months from the application filing date at the time of filing or immediately afterward. Otherwise, the design application as filed is published shortly after its filing on the Patent Office website.

On-line search is available to the public. The information available includes registered designs (here) and also design applications that were filed as of August 7, 2018 (here).

Unregistered design protection comes into effect automatically for a period of 3 years from the date of public disclosure of the design in or outside Israel, provided that the design is new and of individual character and that it was offered for sale or distributed to the public in Israel in a commercial manner, including online, by the design owner or on its behalf, within 6 months of its public disclosure. It is important to note that there is a significant distinction in the scope of protection and the criteria for infringement between registered and unregistered designs.

  • An original Power of Attorney signed (in blue ink) by an authorized officer of the applicant company, specifying his/her name and title.
  • Representations (as detailed below).
  • A certified copy of the priority document or DAS code for retrieval (where priority is claimed) must be presented either with the documents when filed or within two months from the date when the priority was claimed (extendable subject to payment of extension fees).

Photographs, line drawings or computer-illustrated images clearly representing the design. The representations should be of high quality, and their number should be sufficient to show the entire design from different views. Line drawings with shading may be accepted. Unclaimed parts of the design may be shown in dashed lines, blurring, coloring, or lightening.

A Registered Design is initially valid for a period of five years from the filing date of the application, and can be renewed four times in terms of five years, up to a total of 25 years.

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