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Industrial Design registration in the Philippines

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in the Philippines, as well as other design fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing a design application in the Philippines

A Philippine design application claiming conventional priority must be filed to the Philippine IP Office within six months from the priority date.

  • Minimum filing requirements in the Philippines

To obtain a filing date, an industrial design application in the Philippines must contain at least:
- request for design registration;
description of the design;
- applicant’s details;
- representation of the design.

  • Multiple design application

Multiple design applications are permitted in the Philippines.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A signed and stamped (for legal entities) original of the Power of Attorney should be submitted within 2 months from the mailing date of the relevant Office Action.

  • Priority document

If priority is being claimed, a certified copy of the priority application together with the English translation thereof must be submitted to the IP Office at the time of filing of the application.

  • Examination of a design application in the Philippines

Design applications in the Philippines are subject to formal examination only.

  • Novelty grace period

Novelty grace period for a Philippine design application constitutes six months prior to the filing date or the priority date if any. 

  • Grant, validity term and maintenance fees

Design registration in the Philippines is valid for five years and may be renewed for two additional five-year periods. The renewal fee is to be paid within twelve months prior to the expiration of the protection period. Late payment is possible within a grace period of six months, upon payment of a surcharge.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to perform industrial design registration in the Philippines through an agent, a registered Philippine patent attorney.

  • Note

Online Search Databases: ASEAN DesignView, Designview.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Recurra on 06.02.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Philippine IP Laws