Author Archives: Jeremy Ben-David

About Jeremy Ben-David
Jeremy Ben-David, Principal, Manager of Israel Prosecution and Registered Design Groups, is a licensed Israel Patent and Trademark Attorney since the mid-1980s, Mr. Ben-David holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic of the South Bank, London. He moved to Israel in 1984.

Welcome another new member of our firm

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our US Practice team with the addition of Ms. Natalie Levy. Ms. Levy is a U.S. Trademark Attorney with 15 years of experience navigating trademark applications through the USPTO, and has particular expertise in the areas of consumer goods, banking, small businesses and marketing.  She received her J.D. from the Delaware Law School, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. Ms. Levy be reached here. Here is a short interview with Ms. Levy giving a view into her professional and personal lives: Why did you join JMB? I was “taken” with the small friendliness of the firm and knew this was a place of real people, who care for each other. […]

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THE 7 MUST-DO’S AT INTA (Clue: It’s all about the people – including you)

They say that it’s easier to give advice than to take it; especially your own advice! That may be true, but in this case it’s only because I won’t be able to be at INTA this year that I have been thinking about what I’ll be missing. What this is not: this piece is not about behavior at INTA, remembering business cards, where to stay, how to schedule and so on. We all receive tips on how to conduct business meetings, networking and so on.  This is not about that. What this is: as INTA is about people – human beings – fellow citizens of the earth – (you get the idea) more than anything else (yes, including IP and […]

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Further Expansion of US and Israel Practice Teams

We are pleased to announce a further expansion of our US and Israel Practice teams with the addition of Mr. Avraham Hermon, as of January 1, 2018. Prior to joining JMB Davis Ben-David, Mr. Hermon had in-house experience in a number of Israeli pharmaceutical companies including Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. At Teva he led a team of patent attorneys in providing opinion on potential new developments for the company and prosecuting patent portfolios relating to the company’s innovative pipeline and marketed products. In addition, Mr. Hermon has extensive experience in private practice, assisting leading universities and companies in patent drafting, prosecution, litigation, contractual issues and opinion work. Mr. Hermon’s technology focus includes pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, veterinary medicines and computer-related […]

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Welcome a new member of our firm

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our US and Israel Practice teams with the addition of Mr. Eviatar Aron. Mr. Aron’s key areas of expertise include Electrical Engineering, Software and Algorithms, and Hi-Tech. He also has substantial experience in the fields of medical devices, agriculture, and mechanical engineering. Mr. Aron’s skills will, in particular, provide a significant addition to our US practice, as well as a valuable resource for our clients whose areas of development include the digital and electronic arts. Licensed to practice before both the US and Israel patent offices, Mr. Aron received a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, and a JD from St. Thomas University. He is also a US Attorney licensed by […]

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OFFICE AND HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2017-2018

Normal office hours are as follows: Sunday – Thursday for Israel and US filings 06.30-16.30 GMT 08.30-18.30 Israel Standard Time 15.30-01.30 Japan On Friday for US filings only 06.30-13.00 GMT 08.30-15.00 Israel Standard Time 15.30-22.00 Japan TELEPHONE NUMBERS Main Office: +972-2-571-4777 US Hotline: +1-503-895-0105 The Israel Patent and Trademark Office (IPO) is open Sundays – Thursdays, and closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Should a due date fall on a Friday or a Saturday or any official holiday, the deadline for performing an action is postponed to the following Sunday. The following is our holiday schedule for 2017-18, during which our office premises and the IPO will be closed: HOLIDAY DATES DAYS Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) September 21-22, 2017 Thursday-Friday […]

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From the Desk of JMB: A High Value Business Tool or the Illegitimate Child of IP?

A new Designs Law has just been enacted in Israel, and is due to take effect in about one year from now. The need for a new law has existed for a long time, due to the current system being based on the Patents and Designs Ordinance (‘the Act’) of 1924. To say that this change is well overdue would be a gross understatement. So what has taken so long? When pondering that question I recall a roundtable discussion that I attended on The Hague System of international design registration. I estimate that this was probably about 8 years ago, at one of the big international conferences, and all present agreed that designs were the “illegitimate child of IP.” If […]

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