The value of an idea lies in the using of it
– Thomas Edison
A patent is a legal right given to an inventor to prevent others from using his invention in the country the patent was granted. You need to file a patent application in every country you request protection. In order to receive a patent, you must:
Everybody recognizes brands such as Nike, Apple or Channel. You usually see along them a small notation in the form of ™ or ®, but what does it mean? The ™ or ® identify the name of a product (or service) that are protected by a trademark. The trademark identifies, to the user or buyer, who is behind the product or service. The trademark can be a name, a graphical logo, a combination of text and graphics or any other special mark that identifies the product or service. The trademark registration is done separately in each country.
A registered design protects the external form of a product. The product itself does not need to be new, for example, a registered design can be a chair in a new form. A registered design is granted in Israel for a product whose external form or design were not published in Israel.
A design available on the Internet is considered a design published in Israel. You’ll need to file a design application in every country you seek protection. In Israel, a design is granted for 5 years, and can be renewed for two additional periods of 5 years (15 years in total). In the United States, a design is granted for a straight period of 14 years.