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Philippines expanded the IP Day into IP Month, Philippines expanded the IP Day, the IP Day into IP Month,

The Philippines expanded the IP Day into IP Month

In April 2024, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) launched National Intellectual Property Month (NIPM) under the theme “IP and SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).” The initiative encourages businesses, innovators, and creators to help accelerate progress towards achieving the SDGs related to people, peace, planet, and prosperity. This expansion follows the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s theme for World IP Day on April 26, 2024, which emphasizes intellectual property as a key driver for innovation and creativity. At the kick-off [...]

IPOPHL partners with Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines, IPOPHL partners with Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines,

IPOPHL partners with Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has recently partnered with the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP) in a collaborative effort aimed at enhancing public safety by combating counterfeit medications and fostering an environment conducive to accessible, high-quality healthcare innovations. Director General Rowel S. Barba of IPOPHL emphasized the significance of this collaboration in promoting innovation through intellectual property (IP) protection, thereby ensuring widespread access to affordable, quality medicines while safeguarding IP rights and the public [...]

philippines reports record-high filings for intellectual property in 2023

Philippines Reports Record-high Filings for Intellectual Property in 2023

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has recently announced a remarkable increase in intellectual property (IP) filings, marking a significant milestone in the country’s innovation landscape. According to IPOPHL, the filings in its Innovations and Technology Support Offices (ITSOs) reached an all-time high in the previous year, showcasing robust momentum in the realm of intellectual property rights protection and innovation promotion. In a statement released by IPOPHL, it was disclosed that the aggregate IP filings from ITSOs, comprising [...]

IPOPHL and the Filipino Inventors Federation join hands to enhance PH rank in Global Innovation Index, IPOPHL and the Filipino Inventors Federation enhance PH rank in Global Innovation Index, enhance PH rank in Global Innovation Index,

IPOPHL and the Filipino Inventors Federation join hands to enhance PH rank in Global Innovation Index

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Filipino Inventors Federation (FILINFED) have forged a closer relationship through a memorandum of arrangement (MOA) aimed at strengthening ties with the nation’s innovators and inventors. Under this agreement, IPOPHL commits to providing advanced training initiatives, including support for FILINFED members to enhance their understanding of the IP registration process, ensuring a smoother and more convenient application experience. Director General Rowel S. Barba emphasized that this alliance highlights IPOPHL’s shared dedication to [...]

new statutory fair use guidelines of IPOPHL to clarify rules on copyright exceptions, fair use guidelines of IPOPHL to clarify rules on copyright exceptions, IPOPHL to clarify rules on copyright exceptions,

New statutory fair use guidelines of IPOPHL to clarify rules on copyright exceptions

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has issued its fair use guidelines during the 11th Fair Use Week, aiming to provide clarity and direction to Filipino innovators, educators, and creatives regarding intellectual property rights. IPOPHL Director General Rowel S. Barba emphasized the importance of fair use in fostering creativity and maintaining a balanced approach between protection and access to copyrighted works. Under the Philippine IP Code, fair use permits certain uses of copyrighted works without obtaining consent from the [...]

Philippines holds IP boot camp to embrace TikTok’s ongoing influence in the economy, Philippines holds IP boot camp to embrace TikTok’s ongoing influence , IP boot camp to embrace TikTok’s ongoing influence in the economy,

Philippines holds IP boot camp to embrace TikTok’s ongoing influence in the economy

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) recently organized an IP Boot Camp for brand owners, providing insights into TikTok Shop’s intellectual property regulations and its IP Protection Center (IPPC). The IP Boot Camp, an initiative by IPOPHL, aims to empower IP rights holders with access to IP portals of ecommerce platforms, particularly those that are signatories to the E-Commerce Memorandum of Understanding. Brand owners were also encouraged to share their feedback during information sessions to improve these platforms’ [...]

IPOPHL joins hand with EUIPO to establish new regulations on AI, IPOPHL joins hand with EUIPO, establish new regulations on AI with IPOPHL and EUIPO's collaboration,

IPOPHL joins hand with EUIPO to establish new regulations on AI, cybersecurity, metaverse

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) have expressed their intention to extend and broaden their partnership to enhance knowledge-sharing and capacity-building. The decision to extend the bilateral partnership was discussed during a recent meeting at the EUIPO headquarters in Spain. IPOPHL Director General Rowel S. Barba and EUIPO Executive Director João Negrão, who assumed office on October 1, 2023, agreed to extend their collaboration beyond the expiration of their memorandum [...]

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Can cannabis be registered as patents?

Approximately 60 countries worldwide permit the use of medical marijuana, with a few allowing its recreational use. In 2022, Thailand decriminalized cannabis use, making it legal for possession, cultivation, distribution, consumption, and sales of all cannabis plant parts—the first ASEAN country to do so. However, recreational use remains illegal. In the Philippines, cannabis use is illegal under Republic Act 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. The law prohibits the sale, possession, use, importation, manufacturing, and cultivation of cannabis, [...]

Life sciences innovation increases rapidly in the Philippines, Life sciences innovation in the Philippines, Life sciences in the Philippines,

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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