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Life sciences innovation increases rapidly in the Philippines

The Philippines is witnessing a significant surge in innovation within the life sciences sector. Hence, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) recognizes the need to enhance collaboration with key partners to overcome challenges and accelerate the development of life-saving therapies and medical technology. Alejandro Campaña, senior director at WIPO’s IP for Innovators Department, highlighted the steady growth of the sector during his opening remarks at the Asian Regional Conference in Support of Accelerated Life Sciences Innovation. IPOPHL data [...]

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Some insights into the Guimaras mangoes geographical indication in the Philippines

The registration of Guimaras mangoes as a Geographical Indication (GI) provides a significant competitive advantage for the Carabao mango variety grown on the island province of Guimaras in the Philippines. Arjel de Guzman, the founding director of OPTMARKS in Manila, believes that the GI system represents a crucial step forward in the country’s intellectual property infrastructure, benefiting not only the mango industry but also the overall agricultural and indigenous sectors. The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) recently introduced [...]

Exclusion from EU IP watchlists makes the Philippines an appealing investment destination

Exclusion from EU IP watchlists makes the Philippines an appealing investment destination

According to the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), the country’s five-year removal of the European Commission’s intellectual property (IP) rights watchlist has made the Philippines an appealing investment destination. The report is a biennial publication that identifies priority nations that offer a high degree of worry to the European Union’s IP-laden industry. China is the single priority country on the list owing to the continuation of IP rights infringement through piracy and counterfeiting, as well as inconsistent IPR legislation [...]

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Philippines breaks new record on IP filings indication

Philippines has just published a report indicating that this country has once again breaks a new record on IP filings as the economy of the country is on rapid increase. The number of intellectual property (IP) applications at the IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in 2022 established a new record-high, as the Philippine economy displayed strong economic momentum and IP is leveraged as a capital for resilient growth. Overall, 48,259 applications were received last year, 2% higher than the previous [...]

IPOPHL: intellectual property registration increased by 3.7% in 2022

IPOPHL: intellectual property registration increased by 3.7% in 2022

According to the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), intellectual property (IP) registrations increased by 3.7 percent in 2022 to 48,259 filings, up from 46,558 applications in 2021. According to IPOPHL, the IP submissions last year were a record high for the agency, given that the economy is still recovering from the pandemic. IP registration in 2022 is also up by 2% over pre-pandemic levels, with 47,328 submissions in 2019. Patents, trademarks, utility models, and industrial designs can all be [...]

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Impacts from the joining of RCEP by the Philippines 

The Philippines has finished their domestic deliberations among the Senators to pass through the joining of the country to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a free trade agreement (FTA) that was signed on November 15, 2020, by 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The agreement includes the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. [...]

IPOPHL registering a record number of intellectual property filings

IPOPHL registering a record number of intellectual property filings

On Thursday, the Intellectual Property of the Philippines (IPOPHL) reported that it received more intellectual property (IP) filings during the first nine months of the year. According to IPOPHL, applications for intellectual property protection increased by 4.4 percent from January to September this year, reaching 36,709 from 35,172 in the same period in 2021. Since the first part of the year, the country’s IP filings have surpassed the pre-pandemic level. “The latest figures show impressive recovery in IP filings as we are [...]

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IPOPHL is awarded the prize for alternative dispute resolution contribution

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) was recognized by the Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution (OADR) for its major contribution to the development of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a practical tool for resolving conflicts. Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution (OADR) The Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution (OADR) is an attached agency of the Department of Justice of the Philippines created pursuant to Republic Act (R.A.) No. 9285 or the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Act of 2004. It is mandated [...]

Philippines: implementation of Sui Generis to enhance GIs protection

Philippines: implementation of Sui Generis to enhance GIs protection

Following the approval of the Bureau of Trademarks (BOT) and Director General of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), Rowel S. Barba, the GI Rules & Regulations were published. According to the new regulations, GI is “any indicator that designates a good as coming from a territory, area, or location, where a specific quality, reputation, or another characteristic of the good is largely attributable to its geographical origin and/or human factors.” Local goods that meet the criteria for GI [...]

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The Philippines to provide support to its creators in the Metaverse

The Metaverse of Meta – Facebook has been one of the most mysterious technology matters in the current digital era. Although the success of Metaverse is still a matter to be debated in the future, the Philippines has taken the necessary measures to enter and integrate into this market. The Philippines has partnered with Stardust Digital Private Ltd., a Singapore-based company that aims to connect creators in the entertainment world to a global audience and creator community, to help local [...]

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