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Annual Technical Report 2012 on Industrial Design Information Activities submitted by Israel (CWS/ATR/ID/2012/IL)


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The expression "industrial designs" covers industrial designs and models. Offices which issue design patents should report their design patent information activities in this series of Annual Technical Reports.


I. Evolution of registration activities


In 2012 the Israeli Patent and Designs Office received 1560 industrial design applications .The figure for 2011 was 1511.
In 2012,636 industrial design were granted against 861 in 2011.

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide statistics related to industrial designs


The Israel Patent Office publishes information of industrial designs in the Patents and Designs Journal, which is issued once a month. The journal contains only bibliographical information on industrial designs accepted for registration, information about renewals, registrations cancelled and changes in particulars entered in the Register. Images of designs are not published in the Journal.

Judicial decisions of the Commissioner of Patents and Designs are published in Hebrew on the ILPO website.

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide access to online industrial design gazettes and to other sources of industrial design information, including download of bulk industrial design data


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 the "Miscellaneous" classification.

IV. Search file establishment and upkeep


The hardware used by Industrial Design Department :
- 6 PC ThinkCenter
- 1 Laptop Lenovo L 412 ThinkPad
- 1 Scanner HP Scanjet 7650
- 1 Printer HP Laser Jet 4000
- 1 Printer HP Laser Jet 4100n
- 1 Printer LEXMARK C544n
- 1 Fax Brother MCF 8880 DN

VI. Administration of industrial design information products and 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 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 art, on the legal status of certificates and on the prevention of infringement risks.

URLs of web pages of the Office’s website that provide information on business procedures such as: filing, publication, examination and registration procedures related to industrial designs; opposition and appeal procedures related to industrial designs; etc.


In Hebrew -

contain the Annual Report of the Office


X. Other relevant matters