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 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  of 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

FAQ

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.

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 is available for a period of 3 years from the date of disclosure, 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 disclosure date to the public, in or outside Israel.

  • An original Power of Attorney signed (in blue ink) by a competent officer of the applicant company, specifying his/her name and title.
  • Representations (as detailed in sec. 9).
  • Certified copy of the priority document (where priority is claimed) must be presented either together with the documents when filed, or within three months of filing.

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.

Photographs, line drawings or computer illustrated images clearly representing the design from various views (preferably 6 elevations and at least one perspective view) are required. Line drawings with shading may be accepted. Unclaimed parts of the designs may be shown in dashed lines, blurring, coloring or lightening.

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