Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: English & Hebrew
Translation Extension: N/A
Excess Claims Fee: Yes**
Examination Request: Automatically examined
Country Notes: * The Israeli Patent Office accepts a faxed or scanned copy of the originally-signed Power of Attorney form; the original copy will not be required at a later date.

** Excess claims fees are not due at filing; the patent application will be accepted by the Patent Office for only a basic fee. Excess claims fees are due prior to the commencement of examination.

• Sunday is a workday in Israel, therefore any application with a Saturday or Sunday deadline must be filed by the Sunday.

Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: English & Hebrew
Excess Claims Fee: Yes**
Examination Request: Deferred
Country Notes: * The Power of Attorney needs to be submitted to the Patent Office within three months from the date of filing. This deadline is extendable up to six months subject to payment of extension fees. The Israeli Patent Office will accept a scanned copy of the originally signed Power of Attorney form; the original copy will not be required at a later date.

** Excess claims fees are not due at filing; the patent application will be accepted by the Patent Office for only a basic fee. Excess claims fees are due prior to commencement of examination.

• A certified copy of the Priority Document should be submitted at the time of filing the application. Late filing is possible within 12 months from the application filing date but will result in a late fee, invoiced by the agent.

• A certified English translation of the Priority Document (if the priority is not in English or Hebrew) is sometimes requested from the Israel Patent Office. The translation needs to be submitted within three or four months from the date of the official notification. If the translation is submitted separately to the certified copy of the Priority Document then a fee is incurred, invoiced by the agent.

• Sunday is a workday in Israel, therefore any application with a Saturday or Sunday deadline must be filed by the Sunday.

Reinhold Cohn & Partners

Established: 1934

Number of Professional Staff: 58

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Israel
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Israel

The Reinhold Cohn Group is the largest, most established intellectual property firm in Israel. The group consists of Reinhold Cohn & Partners, Patent Attorneys (est. 1934) and Gilat, Bareket & Co., Attorneys at Law (est. 1995). The group is a full-service intellectual property firm with expertise in all areas of intellectual property: patent, trademark, design, copyright, and plant breeders’ rights.

They cover an extensive range of IP services: drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Israel and abroad, licensing, managing IP portfolios, providing opinions on IP issues, advice on patent, trademark, design infringement and validity, litigation and enforcement of IP rights. The group also provides renewals services, due diligence and oppositions and IP strategies consulting.

Specialities

• Computer Implemented Patents
• Electrical Patents Information
• Life Science & Chemical Science
• Mechanical & Technology
• Medical Devices
• Physics & Electronics
• Semiconductor Technology
• Software & Hardware
• Telecom & Business Methods

Contact Information

Mail

P.O. Box 13239,
61131 Tel-Aviv,
Israel

Courier

26A Habarzel Street,
Ramat Hachayil,
69710 Tel-Aviv,
Israel