On January 1st, 2013 the Israeli Patent Office will implement new regulations dramatically affecting official fees for both local and PCT applications entering the national phase. The tables below detail each of the fees required by the Office with the designated changes. For the most part, applicants can expect sharp increases in both filing and renewal fees:
*New fee applicable 1 January 2013
**Approximate currency exchange rate as of 19 Dec 2012
Fortunately, the new amendment offers some relief to individual inventors and smaller companies. Corporate applicants having a turnover of less than ILS 10 million (US$2.7 million) in the last calendar year qualify for a 40% reduction on the filing and nationals fees. For everyone else, filing on or before December 31st, 2012 will guarantee the existing official fees.
For a complete summary of Israel’s requirements for entry into the national phase, check out WIPO’s PCT Applicant’s Guide. And if you’re interested in a free 1-click cost estimate for your PCT, simply register with us at inovia.com.
A big congratulations is in order for Reinhold Cohn Group, whose two branches in Tel-Aviv, Israel have accumulated many prestigious honors over the past few months. As a whole, the Group was recognized by Dunn & Bradstreet as a leading IP firm in Israel in 2012.
One of the firm’s operating arms, Gilat, Bareket & Co. received Tier 1 marks from several global publications including Managing Intellectual Property magazine, World Trademark Review and The Legal 500 who said the following, “Gilat, Bareket & Co. is arguably the best law firm in Israel for IP, and its lawyers provide absolutely excellent service.”
Reinhold Cohn & Partners also received top honors from reputable international and local guides for categories including Patent Prosecution, Trademark Prosecution and Intellectual Property. Chambers & Partners, a leading global publisher of objective research on the legal profession, wrote this of the Group: “This firm is well known for its prolific filing practice, and is engaged by high-profile clients at both the local and international level.”
From all of us on the inovia team, we wish Reinhold Cohn Group continued success in the years ahead!
Reinhold Cohn Group represents inovia‘s clients for PCT national phase, European validation and direct (Paris Convention) filings in Israel. For more information on the inovia agent network, please visit www.inovia.com.