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February 1, 2021
Copyrights coming out of the drawer
Copyright, Media and Artists
The process of getting a creative work our of the drawer and published is a very important part of realizing its potential. However, along with the understandable desire of the creator to maximize the work’s potential (after all, what good is an idea for a script or an app if such remain known only to […]
September 21, 2020
To register or not to register (a trademark), this is the question…
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Registering a trademark is a relatively simple procedure, but it is a significant step in starting a new business, so it is important to do it correctly, as soon as practical, and using an experienced lawyer. Incorrect, or late, registration may create issues later on, which will render the protection ineffective and may cause additional […]
March 1, 2017
Blocking distribution of fake products in Israel
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
The owner of an international brand suddenly discovers that products bearing the name of the brand are distributed in Israel but such are fake products that were not produced by it or under license.  One may of course approach the authorities but such do not always conduct their duty in the required speed.  The brand […]
December 21, 2016
The right to receive credit – boundaries of reasonable and acceptable
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Israeli law grants the creator of a creation ‘moral right’ to receive credit for the work to the extent and scope appropriate under the circumstances. The question is what will be considered as the proper extent and scope under the circumstances?  When broadcasting a song, for example, is there an obligation to list all those […]
December 7, 2016
Public Hearing and Trade Secrets
Dispute Resolution
The public nature of the legal process is part of the foundations of the legal system practiced in Israel.  However, sometimes the publicity may cause damage to a party and the mere threat of public proceeding may constitute a real risk that may induce payment. In other cases, one of the parties may want the […]
November 23, 2016
Fair Use or Fair Mis-use in Indian law
International Transactions and Dispute Resolution
The recent landmark decision delivered in the case of The Chancellor, Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford & Ors. Versus Ratneshwari Photocopy Services & Ant\, by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court, has amplified the meaning of ‘Fair Use’ under Section 52 of the Copyright Act, 1957 (Act) in the interest of public at […]
October 26, 2016
Protection of a Well known trademark that was not registered in Israel
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Trade mark registration bestows upon its owner the exclusive right of using it, but is there a protection in Israel also for international well knows marks that were not registered in Israel, but are identified with the product? Can one use such mark in Israel without the permission of its owner,  where the mark is […]
September 28, 2016
Civil search warrant against an employee suspected of stealing trade secrets
Labor Law and Immigration
An Employer summoned an employee to a hearing prior to termination. Moments after the termination the employee began working for a competitor. A Routine inspection revealed that prior to the hearing the employee entered an employer’s confidential database and passed it on to his computer at work, with a heavy suspicion that the employee sent […]
August 31, 2016
Trade secrets in the workplace
Labor Law and Immigration
Many employers have their employees sign employment agreements that include strict stipulations regarding the maintaining of the confidentiality of information received by the employee during employment with the employer and prohibit any use of such information after the termination of employment. However, many employees wish to make use of skills, knowledge and experience acquired in […]
July 6, 2016
The Passing Off Tort in Israel
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Accumulating a good business reputation often takes a long time and certainly requiers investing many resources and effort. Sometimes business competitors or imitators attempt seek to ‘shorten processes’ by adopting trade names or using symbols that belong to other businesses in order to unfairly attract customers to their business. What protection does the law provide? […]
April 13, 2016
What to do when if my Internet domain was ‘abducted’
Commercial, Banking and Financial
A client of our firm discovered that an Internet search of his shop name reaches a domain of another business, although such other business name is not even similar to the said domain name. The meaning of this is that potential customers seeking the name of the ship will reach the other business. Is there […]
March 30, 2016
Managing a Web Site? You may be Liable for Infringements on your Site
Dispute Resolution
A person searches his name in an Internet search engine just out of curiosity and learn, to his surprise, that the first result includes a quotation that jeopardizes his reputation. He turns to the website to which the result leads but the owner of the website refuses to change the content of the website. Is […]
March 2, 2016
International Registration of Trademarks in Israel
Copyright, Media and Artists
Trademark registration is an important step in the protection of intellectual property rights of any business. Trademark registration allows the owner to protect the identification mark of the business but the scope of the trade mark protection is territorial and limited only to the jurisdiction of registration. Can an international business protect its trademark in […]
February 4, 2016
Product Reputation –Owned by Distributor or Manufacturer?
Commercial, Banking and Financial
A distributor of products operates for many years and gains a long list of clients. Does the distributor has its own independent reputation or does all reputation belong to the manufacturer? Reputation is the gained benefits of the business due to its unique properties. It is important to determine whether the reputation belongs to the […]
April 1, 2015
On Britney Spears and Trademarks
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Singer Britney Spears recently moved the Tel Aviv District Court for an injunction against an Israeli trader, allegedly importing fake perfumes bearing the “Britney Spears” brand, a brand registered in Israel as a trademark, all in infringement of the trademark and her intellectual property rights. In that certain case the packaging and the unique shape […]
March 18, 2015
Compensation for Copyright Infringement over the Internet
Copyright, Media and Artists
An online store owner marketing a product copied pictures of the product that he found online. Shortly thereafter he received a letter from the photographer who claimed to be entitled to compensation without proof of damage at ILS 100,000 for infringement of copyrights for each infringement separately. While copyright is worthy of protection, recently we […]
May 29, 2013
Trademarks and their importance for business life
Commercial, Banking and Financial
If you are the happy owner of a small or medium business, you may very well have taken care to settle many issues in the life of the business, but you have neglected to protect one of the elements that make up its reputation – the trademark of the business. The trademark is part of […]
July 18, 2012
Protection against indirect copyright infringement
Commercial, Banking and Financial
There are different justifications for copyright protection, and they are usually divided into two groups: the protection of the author’s natural right to the fruits of his labor, and economic-utilitarian justifications: without protection there would be no incentive for creation and investment. The law currently protects not only from direct copyright infringement – for example, […]
May 9, 2012
The tort of passing off
Commercial, Banking and Financial
The purpose of the laws governing the registration, use and infringement of trademarks is twofold: to protect the consumer who knows that the product bearing the trademark comes from a particular source and will not be misled into thinking, due to the use of the trademark, that it is a different product. ; And protecting […]
July 22, 2010
The New Copyrights Law
Copyright, Media and Artists
At the end of 2007, after many years of procedure, the Knesset passed the Copyright Law, 2007, which replaced the Mandatory Ordinance that applied until that date. In this article, we will try to briefly review some of the law’s innovations, which we consider substantial in our case. . The new law includes new rights, […]
November 26, 2009
Protection of Copyrights
Commercial, Banking and Financial
One of the areas in which our firm deals is in the field of intellectual property in general and in the field of copyright in particular, both of corporations and of individuals. The purpose of copyright law is to balance the protection of the copyright of the author with the public interest in the free […]
September 11, 2008
Trademark protection in Israel
Copyright, Media and Artists
Our firm handles the field of intellectual property both in the field of protection by statutory registration and in the field of litigation in case of infringement of intellectual property rights. In both areas, our firm operates in fruitful cooperation with the Luzzatto firm, Luzzatto, one of the leading firms in Israel and in the […]