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Smoking Hot Growth - IP in the Medical Cannabis Industry

Intellectual property (IP) plays an important role in the medical cannabis industry. Many players in the industry use one or more types of IP rights to add value to their business.

Various types of IP rights are utilized by companies active in the field, including Utility/Innovation Patents, Designs, Plant Breeders’ Rights, Plant Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets. The IP strategy employed by innovative medical cannabis should depend upon the nature of the product being developed.


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


Newsflash: China to Prioritize Patent Examination in Certain Fields

According to an announcement on the English website of SIPO (the Chinese Patent Office) on August 3, 2017, the examination of patents in certain fields will be given priority, starting from August 8, 2017. These include inventions in the following fields: energy saving, environmental protection, new-generation information technology, high-end equipment manufacturing, new energy, intelligent manufacturing, Internet-related inventions, big data, cloud computing, sectors with fast evolution in product or technology. To learn about your patenting options in China, contact me at: