Israel and the United States have a strong relationship, especially when it comes to business. If you are looking to protect your trademark in both countries, you will need to file a trademark application with both Israel’s Patent Office (which covers trademarks) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this blog post, we will discuss the process of trademark filing in Israel and the United States, as well as what you can expect during the registration process.
The Process for Filing a Trademark in the US and Israel
Filing a trademark in Israel is a two-step process. First, you will need to file an application with the Israel Patent Office. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will then need to file a registration request with the Israel Trademark Registrar. The entire process can easily take six months.
The United States is also a two-step process, but it can take much longer than Israel. First, you will need to file an application with the USPTO. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will then need to file a statement of use or intent to use with the USPTO. The entire process can take up to 18 months.
Differences Between Israel and US Trademark Filing
There are some differences that you should be aware of when filing a trademark in Israel and the United States. First, Israel does not require a use in commerce clause, while the United States does. Second, Israel has a faster turnaround time for applications and registrations. And finally, Israel offers a multi-class application system, while the United States does not.
Multiclass Application System for Trademarks
Israel offering a multi-class application system for trademarks means that you can include multiple classes of products and services in a single application, which can save you time and money. The United States does not offer this option, so you will need to file separate applications for each class of goods and services that you want to protect.
One important thing to keep in mind is that even if you file a trademark in Israel first, you will still need to file in the US within six months or your Israel registration will be void.
If you are looking to protect your trademark in both Israel and the United States, you will need to file an application with both countries. The process can take some time, but it is worth it to have your US and Israel trademark filing registered in both countries.
If you are looking to register your trademark in both Israel and the United States, contact David Page Law today. We can help you navigate the process and make sure that your trademark is protected in both countries. Contact us today to get started on your trademark filing.