Intellectual Property in Israel

Overview by
National Organizations
Israeli Patents Office of the Ministry of Justice for patents and copyrights.
Regional Organizations
Israel is signatory of European Convention on the International Classification of Patents for Invention and European Convention on patent formalities, as well as Universal Copyrights conventionand the Lisbon convention. In any case, it is better that foreign patents are registered in Israel.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Law on patents (1978)
Validity period; 20 years
Law on registered trademarks (1998)
Validity period; 10 years Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Law on industrial designs (1992)
Initial validity period; 5 years  
Law of 1911 and Order on the copyrights
For the lifespan of the author and 50 additional years for musical artistic works and 70 additional years for literary works. WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

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