Israel (IL)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office does not republish notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure

Absolute and relative grounds.

Opposition Procedure

Three months from the date of publication in the Israeli Trademark Gazette (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Three months from date of notification of the provisional refusal notified to the holder.
In case there is a partial provisional refusal regarding specific classes (whether or not on absolute or relative grounds), those specific classes will be deleted and the mark will be registered with regard to the remaining classes for which no refusal was issued. Cases in which only a certain item in one class is objectable then only that item will be deleted from the list and the mark will be registered with regards to the rest of the list.

When responding to a provisional refusal the applicant is permitted to file for an extension pursuant to Regulation 82, provided he appoints a local representative who will in turn need to pay the necessary fees and file the request.

In special cases in which, for a justifiable reason, a response is sent after the three month time limit, but before the passing of one year from the date on which the application was closed, the applicant will be allowed to revive the application provided he appoints a local representative who will in turn need to pay the past due fee and file a request for extension of time, pursuant to Regulation 82.

Extension Fees are currently at 73 NIS per month or part thereof, the amount is updated annually at the beginning of each year.

When responding to a provisional refusal, local representation is required, unless the applicant accepts limitations proposed by the office or file a request for the recording of a limitation to the International Bureau.

Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office

Review of the refusal of protection at the Office, which decision may be appealed in the Israel District Court.

Last updated on: January 11, 2017