This article addresses who can apply to register an international trademark in Israel. If you are interested in registering a trademark in Israel, see our article on registering a national trademark in the country. If you are interested in registering an international trademark in Israel, see our article addressing international registration according to the Madrid Protocol.
Those Who Can Register an International Trademark in Israel
A person who has already registered a trademark in Israel or who has submitted an application to register a national trademark in Israel is eligible to apply to register the trademark as an international trademark. Before September 2010, this was not possible to do, however since September 2010 when Israel joined the Madrid Protocol, it is possible. A trademark can be registered internationally, but it must first be registered in a member country, like Israel. The application must first be submitted in Israel (for a trademark or national trademark), and then an application may also be submitted in order to protect the trademark in other countries (up to 116 countries).
The applicant must also be a citizen, resident or business owner in Israel. The Israeli office can assist with the registration process for an international trademark.
This Series of Articles
At Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh law firm, we specialize in a few legal fields, including intellectual property and issues relating to trademarks. Trademarks in Israel are under the jurisdiction of the Israel Patent Office. There are a number of questions we commonly receive regarding trademarks, thus we have put together a short series of articles on trademarks, including how to register an international trademark in Israel.
If you would like assistance to register an international trademark in Israel, please contact us.
Advocate Michael Decker specializes in intellectual property and trademarks, and he would be happy to assist you with your legal needs on the issue.