Using a Trademark before Registration in Israel

This article addresses the issue of using a trademark before registration in Israel.  Clients frequently ask if they can use a trademark prior to registering it with the Trademarks Department, thus we address the issue here.

Using a Trademark before Registration in Israel

This Series of Posts

Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh law firm has several legal specializations, including intellectual property and trademarks.  In Israel everything that has to do with trademarks is under the Israel Patent Office.  On our website we provide a short series of articles addressing various issues related to trademarks, including registering a trademark in Israel, how long it takes to register a trademark in Israel, whether or not trademarks in Israel are protected elsewhere, registering an international trademark in Israel, checking if a trademark is owned by others, how long a trademark is valid in Israel, and more.  

Using a Trademark before Registration in Israel

It is permissible to use a trademark prior to registering it in Israel.  Registering the trademark gives the applicant the right to use that mark in accordance with the Trademark Ordinance.  The applicant may use the trademark prior to its registration, but if someone else registers the trademark first, then the trademark may not be used.  Thus it is advisable to register a national trademark in Israel (or an international trademark, if relevant), although, as aforementioned, it is permissible to use a trademark prior to registering it.  We provide an article on exclusive registration of a trademark, particularly in cases where two applicants are competing for rights to use a trademark.

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If you have any questions about using a trademark before registration in Israel, please contact us.  At Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh law firm, we believe in providing quick, professional services to clients at reasonable costs.  

Advocate Tal Ofir assists clients with trademarks and intellectual property issues, and he would be happy to discuss any questions you have.


At Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh law group we decided to found Decker & Ofir, a boutique law firm that specializes in intellectual property law. We believe in providing our clients and the public full access to the vast knowledge our lawyers have acquired through the years. This is why we started this IP article archive. It addresses every-day issues that arise from handling IP matters. In our site, you can find a selection of articles that answer simple questions, as well as more complex litigation matters like interference proceeding.