Israel

Please contact our Balkan office for more information about our services in Israel:

REACT Balkan
Bld. Koco Racin no. 75
1000 Skopje
Macedonia
T +389 2 3228244
Contact: Ms Eli Mufisovski
balkan@react.org
emufisovski@react.org


Israel is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as well as a signatory to various other international conventions and treaties.  Israel Customs Authorities have seen a significant increase in the number of cases and amount of seized goods in the last few years. REACT partners with the law firm of Schuman & co. to provider a wide range of services to members to both register trademarks and protect against counterfeiting and other IP infringement, including working closely with the Israel Customs Authorities and other enforcement channels. 

Our services in Israel

  • Amicable settlements and/or negotiation settlement following Customs actions
  • Appearing in court hearings in criminal proceedings as witnesses or experts
  • Attending personal hearing
  • Desk research
  • Drafting and filing of administrative complaints
  • Drafting and filing of criminal complaints
  • Drafting and filing of expert reports, affidavits and written witness statements
  • Filing a demand for a raid
  • Filing Customs applications
  • Follow up Customs/Police cases (C&D letters, negotiations, settlement drafting)
  • Handling court proceedings (appeals and civil claims)
  • Informing Customs officers on brand details
  • Organize and assist the police and relevant authorities in market raids
  • Organize inspections and investigations of markets, shops and events
  • Organize test purchases
  • Organizing the transportation, storage, destruction and, wherever possible, the recycling of counterfeit products
  • Organizing training sessions and information meetings for Police, Customs and/or Trade Inspection authorities
  • Preparing and submitting civil actions (including C&D letters)
  • Simplified procedure

Country Procedures

  • Customs application available
  • Customs application is valif for one year
  • Simplified procedure in some cases (also known as 'short form procedure'). For bigger cases a 'standard long procedure' is applicable
  • Customs will act ex officio
  • Deadline for response to Customs notification of detention is 3 days
  • Deadline for importer to respond to seizure is 30 days
  • Proof of knowledge of counterfeiting is required
  • Ex parte orders are not available
  • Interim injunctions, damages and costs are available