October 16, 2023

IL TM Update: Court holds that smell-a-likes are not infringing

In a recent judgment, the Tel Aviv District Court held that the marketing of smell alike perfumes does not amount to trademark infringement and does not violate other goodwill-related causes of action. The defendant’s products were marketed under the defendant’s name “Oil de L’amor” below which appeared the word “compatible” in small font and then […]

June 21, 2023

IL TM Update: New Legislation To Encourage Parallel Importation

As part of government policy to encourage parallel importation, Amendment 23 of the Economic Competition Act, 2023 was enacted for the purpose of limiting activities by authorized importers to prevent parallel importation. Despite this recent legislative initiative, some exceptions to parallel trade still remain. One of the key provisions of the new legislation bans the […]

July 18, 2022

IL TM Update: Parallel Imports Not Permitted in Cases of Split TM Ownership

In a recent precedential judgment (CA 7934/20 Jafora v. Ben Shlush), the Israel Supreme Court held that in cases of split ownership of the same trademark in Israel and another country, trademark rights are not exhausted and parallel imports are not permitted. Jafora, Israel’s second largest manufacturer of soft drinks, is the registered owner of […]

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