Annual Technical Report 2012 on Trademark Information Activities submitted by Israel (CWS/ATR/TM/2012/IL)
Where URLs are requested below, it is preferred that either URLs which are likely to remain stable over time (three years or more) are provided, or home (main) page URLs are provided with a short explanation of how to access the corresponding information.
I. Evolution of registration activities
Trademark journal is published every month only online, on our web site. The journal is prepared by the trademark department, by its computerized system. The journal includes information about trademark applications accepted for registration, as well as changes in registered trademark details.
Circulars and regulations issued by the Registrar are published in the Israel patent office website.
Full data base of Meta Data concerning trademark applications and registrations is available on our website.
Microsoft WORD is used for word processing
URL of the office website that provides access to online trademark gazettes:
URL of the trademark department website:
URL of the trademarks database search:
III. Matters concerning classifying, reclassifying and indexing of trademark information
Windows based application using Oracle is used. NT net has a separate server.
The application is fully dealing with all the administrative management of the activities in the trademark department.
Equipment used (hardware, including the types of terminal and network used, and software), carriers used
PC Pentium - 32 MB RAM, Windows 95, HP Laserjet 4000 printers, HP Color Laserjet 4500, HP Scanjet ADF- all connected by NT net.
Separate workstation with modem for direct connection to the Internet.
VI. Administration of trademark information products and services available to the public (relating to facilities, e.g., for lodging applications, registering trademarks, assisting clients with search procedures, obtaining official publications and registry extracts)
Search services are given by the department due to a payment of fee. Free search is available for the public using either public computer station at the office or the database appearing on the Internet.
URLs of the office website for electronic filing of trademark applications:
Only registered users that have an electronic signature card can file applications electronically.
VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of trademark documentation and information
Training courses are presented from time to time for the examiners or for the users.
The Office receives trainees from developing countries under the WIPO training program.
IX. Other general information related to the Office that is available on the Internet -- URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that:
• Electronic filling service is available. E-filing is a very successful service, since almost 57% of the applications are filed in this way.
• The accession of Israel to the Madrid Protocol came into force on 1/9/2010. All communications between the IB and the Israeli office is fully electronically.