International registration of trademarks
The registration of a trademark in Israel only provides territorial protection, and is applicable only under Israeli jurisdiction.
Today, due to the joining of Israel to the Madrid protocol, an Israeli applicant may submit a single trademark application, which can automatically apply in over 90 countries around the world. The filing is done under the "Madrid system", which is operated and managed by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).
The Madrid system facilitates the registration process, and also saves the costs of filing and further maintaining the mark. The international application is based on a national application or on a national registration.
Additional services granted by the trademark department:
Search services for similar or identical marks, pursuant to a written request and the payment of the necessary fees.
Independent search services, free of charge, utilizing the online trademark database through the trademark department's official website.
Production of official priority right and registration documents for use in courts of law.