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IPOPHL cooperated with APPI to promote IP protection

In order to promote IP protection, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Association of PAQE (Patent Agents Qualifying Examinations) Professionals, Inc. (APPI). The cooperation between the 2 renowned organizations will boost IP awareness, education for the young students, along with the development of programs to further strengthen the partnerships with its stakeholders. With the aim to boost IP education and patent agent professionalization, on September 7, IPOPHL Director General [...]

Philippines the number of Intellectual property filings increased by 20 in H1 2021

Philippines: the number of Intellectual property filings increased by 20% in H1 2021

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) reported that filings for intellectual property (IP) protection increased by 20% year on year in the first half of 2021, as the economy recovered from eased lockdown restrictions. Total applications and growth in applications The total number of IP applications was 22,919. The most significant rise was in utility model (UM) filings, which increased by 26% from 592 to 744 between January and June of last year. The increase was attributed to residents, whose [...]

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IPOPHL launches new cooperation with DOST for agriculture and natural resources’ advancement

By encouraging the use of patent information, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has, once again, collaborated with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to advance the country’s research and technology advancements in agriculture and natural resources sectors. It should be noted that this is not the first time IPOPHL cooperated with DOST. In the past, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of [...]

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Philippine Experts Advise App Creators To Value IP Protection by establishing protection right in the developing process

Recently, the mobile app market is experiencing heavy losses due to the constant infringement of their products. Furthermore, they also have to suffer from costly legal battles to deal with these infringers all across the world. Accordingly, the Experts in the mobile app market are recommending that the developers have to enforce IP protection early in the developing stage in order to save them money in expensive legal fights that may prolong for years in every continent in the [...]

IPOPHL and INTA Sign MOU to put an end to the counterfeiting problem

IPOPHL and INTA Sign MOU to put an end to the counterfeiting problem

Lately, The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) have just signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to put an end to the counterfeiting problem by improving the skills and knowledge of the young generations, companies, online platforms, and national authorities. The MOU was signed in a righteous signing ceremony by IPOPHL Director General Rowel S. Barba and INTA President Tiki Dare. According to the agreement, INTA will assist IPOPHL examiners in examining developing goods [...]

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IP Litigation & Enforcement Guide in Philippines

There are many questions and concerns regarding the procedure of IP litigation and IP enforcement. However, there hasn’t been a clear guideline for right holders as well as the parties related. This article will address some common questions and concerns of the IP litigation and enforcement landscape in the Philippines, primarily the sections revolving around civil and criminal enforcement. Is the Philippines common law or civil law? The Philippines is principally a civil law jurisdiction. However, it should be noted that [...]

The 1st Philippine International Copyright Summit begins on the week of November 22, 2021

The 1st Philippine International Copyright Summit begins on the week of November 22, 2021

The 1st Philippine International Copyright Summit (PICS), hosted by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be held on the week of November 22, 2021. The Summit will bring together 50 local and international speakers to join hands and debate about the latest trends and challenges in copyright regulations and enforcement which include restraining infringement activities in the country and assisting creators in achieving more comprehensive control over their copyright and related rights. The Bureau of Copyright and [...]

IPOPHL’s cooperation with ALS university to create more IP professionals

IPOPHL’s cooperation with ALS university to create more IP professionals

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (ALS) have recently worked together to create more intellectual property (IP) professionals through ALS’s Master of Laws (LLM) on IP which is being broadly recognized as a world-class program for learning the IP legal landscape. On May 28, 2021, IPOPHL Director General Rowel S. Barba and ALS Dean Jose Maria G. Hofilea signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) building cooperation between the 2 [...]

IPOPHL’s cooperation with Internet Service Providers in the fight against piracy

IPOPHL’s cooperation with Internet Service Providers in the fight against piracy

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) have cooperated with the country’s internet service providers (ISPs) to organize a joint mechanism to deal with the piracy in Philippines. This decisive act by 3 repute organizations will facilitate a more streamlined and speedy blocking of pirated sites. On April 8, IPOPHL Director General Rowel S. Barba has proposed this alliance at the focused group discussion (FGD) attended by nearly 50 representatives from associated government [...]

IPOPHL extends the term of the “Juana Make A Mark” Program to empower an additional 1,000 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) led by women

IPOPHL extends the term of the “Juana Make A Mark” Program to empower an additional 1,000 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) led by women

As part of the program of the National Intellectual Property Month (IP) of 2021, the Office of Intellectual Property of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has announced the extension of the incentive program “Juana Make a Mark”. Up to now, the program has been strengthening the voices of 3,000 women in matters related to their trademark protection efforts. At the National IP Month commencement press conference on April 5, 2021, IPOPHL CEO Rowel S. Barba stated that the office is currently welcoming [...]

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