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

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 filings increased by 29% from 555 to 715, according to IPOPHL. Non-resident UM filings, on the other hand, decreased by 22%.

Food chemistry (239 filings), basic materials chemistry (39), special machines (32), handling (20), and IT (19) methods for management were the leading fields for UM submissions throughout the period.

The number of trademark filings increased by 23%, from 15,969 to 19,649. Residents filed the majority of the applications, which increased by 39% from 8,859 to 12,288.

The number of international filings, which are made through the Madrid Protocol, fell by 5%, from 3,859 to 3,677.

Pharmaceuticals, health, and cosmetics (5,786), agricultural products and services (5,473), scientific research, information and communication technology (4,204), management communications, real estate, and financial services (3,614), and textiles, clothing, and accessories (3,614) were the industries with the most trademark filings (2,865).

Patent applications increased by 2%, from 1,899 to 1,945. Non-residents accounted for the majority of the rise, with 165 filings, up 23%. The number of patent applications filed through the International Patent Cooperation Treaty fell by 1%, from 1,599 to 1,586.

Pharmaceuticals (1,020), organic fine chemistry (523), biotechnology (312), basic materials chemistry (198), and food chemistry were the most popular fields for patent filings (176).

Copyright deposits, meanwhile, increased by 163 percent, from 285 to 761.

Industrial design, on the other hand, fell behind during the period, with filings falling 10% to 581. While resident ID applications climbed by 8% to 339, non-resident ID applications declined by 27% to 242.

The most ID filings were in the fields of furnishing (26), means of transportation or hoisting (26), packages and containers for the transportation or handling of goods (22), articles of adornment (18), and fluid distribution equipment, sanitary, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning equipment, solid fuel (16).

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