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Intellectual property in Israel

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
Israel Patent Office of the Ministry of Justice for patents and copyrights.
Regional Organisations
Israel is a signatory to the European Convention on the International Classification of Patents for Invention, the European Convention relating to the Formalities required for Patent Applications, as well as the Universal Copyrights convention and the Lisbon Agreement. Nonetheless, it is best if foreign patents are registered in Israel.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Law on patents (1967)
Validity period: 20 years
Trade Marks Ordinance (1972)
Validity period: 10 years Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Law on industrial designs (1992)
Initial validity period: 5 years  
Israeli Copyright Law
the life of its author and for 70 years after his/her death, 50 years from the date of its making for sound recordings WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

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