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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.
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 Israel Patents and Designs Office publishes information on 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 IPO web-site.
All search files are in paper form only.
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.
The search files are manual and are updated manually. The files consist of pictures or drawings of all industrial design registrations .
Since 2003, a database search is possible, which includes scanned pictures of applications filed since 2000.
The examiners examine the applications regarding novelty in Israel only.
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.
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
The Israel Patent and Design Office is the national authority where applications for registration of industrial designs in Israel are filed, examined and registered.
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.
We exchange industrial design gazettes with a number of national offices.
The Office does not produce any machine readable information.
The US CD ROMs are received in machine readable form.
The Office receives trainees from developing countries under the WIPO training program.