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Intellectual property protection in the Philippines

Intellectual property system in the Philippines

1. The Philippines general info

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City. Bounded by the South China Sea on the West, the Philippine Sea on the East and the Celebes Sea on the Southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the North, Vietnam to the West, Palau to the East and Malaysia and Indonesia to the South.

International Country Code:  PH

Time Zone:  UTC+8

Currency:    Philippine Peso (PHP)

See brief information about Patent registration in the Philippines (non-PCT)

See brief information about Patent registration in the Philippines (PCT national phase)

See brief information about Trademark registration in the Philippines

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in the Philippines

2. IP Legal Base in the Philippines

Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines
Rules and Regulations on Inventions
Rules and Regulations on Trademarks, Service Marks, Trade Names and Marked or Stamped Containers
Utility Models and Designs Regulations
Philippine Plant Variety Protection Act

3. International organizations/agreements

Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Paris Convention on the Industrial Property Protection
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL)
28 Upper McKinley Road
McKinley Hill Town Center
Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City1634
Phone: (632) 238-6300
Fax: (632) 752-4869
Email: mail@ipophil.gov.ph
www.ipophil.gov.ph

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in the Philippines are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by COCHINGYAN & PERALTA LAW on 06/06/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Philippine IP Laws

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