PATENT FILING IN ISRAEL
The economy of Israel has modern industry, intensive activity in foreign trade, and a well-developed financial market. Israel has a well-developed service sector as well, which supports the industry via banking, legal and technological services but one of the concerned segments for Israel is the poor natural resources. Israel’s legal system has implemented the changes in its Intellectual Property Laws in order to encourage the advancement in these segments. Having an excellent reputation, Israeli IP Laws are considered to be one of the most streamlined IP Laws. One of the key advantages of filing the patent applications in Israel is that the applicant doesn’t need to pay pre-allowance maintenance fee. GPF can assist in the efficient and prompt filing of patent applications. GPF along with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) has tremendous experience in dealing with Patent Filing/ Prosecution as per Israeli Patent Laws and can assist in hand-holding through the complete prosecution lifecycle of a Patent.
- Details of the Priority/ PCT Document.
- Power of Attorney
A patent can be filed in Israel as any of the following formats in English:
Paris Convention based national entry.
PCT National Phase based national entry.
In Israel, publication of patents takes place within 18 months of priority date.
Examination starts automatically once the examination on formal requirements is completed.
Response to Examination Report has to be submitted within 4 months from the date of First Examination Report (FER).
The official fee for issuance and the first annual maintenance fees for 1-6 years must be paid within 3 months from the decision to grant a patent. The maintenance fees may also be paid for the whole patent validity term at once.