Monday, April 30, 10:45 am- 12:15 pm
Convener & Moderator: Ron Klagsbald
The existence of trademark rights and design rights evoke issues of coexistence of these rights as opposed to the exclusive regime of one right over the other in the object for which protection is required. These questions and hesitations are rooted in the underlying principles of these two rights. Such issues would arise mainly (but not only) when three –dimensional objects are involved. Should trademark and design rights coexist and protect simultaneously the same object? Or rather should protection of one of these rights rule out the possibility to use the other form of protection? What are the different views of different legal systems. We will discuss these and other issues of interest in this panel.
- Jeffrey Handelsman, Associate, Greenblum & Bernstein, US
- Eyal Price, Price-Plinner Law Offices : Israeli Legislation and development of the case Law
- Asa Kling, former Director of the Israel Patent Office: Insights into the new Israeli Designs Law
- Verena von Bomhard– Bomhard IP, Alicante, Spain: the EU perspective and recent developments in this matter in the EU