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Important facts about filing patents in Israel

Official languages

English, Hebrew.

A normal duration of a pending application

Approx. 3-5 years.

International agreements

Israel is a member of the Paris Convention (enabling claiming an up to 12 months priority date), and is also a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Publication & Opposition

Application is published to oppositions. 3 Months are provided to file an opposition, after examination is concluded and the patent is published in the official Israeli Patent Journal. 

What is not patentable?

Therapeutic treatment of the human body is not patentable. however, medication and diagnostic methods for humans are patentable.

New varieties of plants or animals are not patentable, except for microbiological organisms, which are not derived from nature.

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