Contributed By Gilat, Bareket & Co., Reinhold Cohn Group
The Israeli legal system provides protection for inventions by way of patents and trade secrets. In addition, protection may also be provided by way of unjust enrichment (unfair competition).
Unlike some countries, there is no protection for utility models. Other forms of intellectual property (such as copyright, layout/design (topography) of integrated circuits, trade marks, industrial designs, plant breeders' rights) exist.
Since the Israeli legal system is a common law system, intellectual property law is primarily governed by legislation and regulations therein, and by case law laid down by the courts.