In 2002 the Israeli Patents and Designs Office received 1,240 industrial design applications. The figure for 2001 was 1,417.
In 2002, 836 industrial designs were granted against 690 in 2001.
- Industrial Designs applications and grants in 2002
The Office uses a national classification system to classify industrial design applications.
The major difference between this system and the International Locarno Classification system is that the national classification system forces an objective classification and does not permit the use of a “Miscellaneous” classification.
IV. Search file establishment and upkeep
A modern automated support system was being developed for industrial design operations using the MS-Access tool and ACDSYSTEM tool which meets the requirements of image processing data and image search. Due to budget constraints, work on this development has not been finished yet.
In 2002, we started to develop an automated support for an electronic publication.
Equipment used (hardware, including the types of terminal and network used, and software), data carriers used
The hardware used by Industrial Design Department:
5 PC Digital Pentium II 32MB
1 PC Digital Pentium III 64MB
1 Scanner HP LaserJet 6300
1 laser printer HP Laser Jet 4000
1 Fax Panasonic UF 333
1 PC Pentium 4
VI. Administration of industrial design services available to the public (relating to facilities, e.g., for lodging applications, registering designs, assisting clients with search procedures, obtaining official publications and registry extracts
The Israel Patent and Design Office is the national authority where applications for registration of industrial designs in Israel are filed, examined and registered.
Information services available to the public (including computerized services and search files contained in libraries remote from your Office and industrial design information posted by your Office on the World Wide Web).
The internal library provides the public, free of charge, with information and general advice in relation to application, examination and registration procedures.
The Office provides industrial design information services to the public, upon request and against payment, on the state of the art, on the legal status of certificates and on the prevention of infringement risks.
VII. Matters concerning mutual exchange of industrial design documentation and information
The Office receives trainees from developing countries under the WIPO training program.
IX. Other relevant matters