Region: Philippines

Why good IP systems need strong democratic institutions

Rouse’s Nick Redfearn and Edmund J Baranda offer their insight into the interaction between politics and intellectual property in Southeast Asia

06 September 2023

Philippines: Low Numbers of Filings Expose Key Challenges in Pursuing Litigation

Featured in The Patent Litigation Review 2024

Although application numbers are on the rise, the cost, length and venue of litigation are just some of the deterrents preventing rights holders from filing litigation in the Philippines. It is imperative to meet these challenges in order to incentivise enforcement and encourage innovation.

25 August 2023

New ASEAN patent examination guidelines a “catalyst” for boosting region’s presence on global IP stage

The common guidelines streamline patent filing and prosecution processes across member states, improving transparency and predictability for domestic and foreign innovators alike

11 August 2023

Asia, US IP office leaders look to keep apace with AI and NFTs

Patent bodies must adapt and evolve to address knowledge gaps in changing digital landscape

09 September 2022

Southeast Asia

Featured in Special Report 2022 Q2: The Asia IP Elite

30 May 2022

Patents in Asia-Pacific 2019/2020: Southeast Asia

29 November 2019

No merit to Philippine patent office corruption claim

Rejected application does not show examiner foul play, but does reveal how one inventor planned to obtain royalties from an auto distributor

21 October 2019

Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines: practice updates

Featured in IAM Yearbook 2016 – Building IP value in the 21st century

A robust IP regime is vital to the promotion of creativity, the facilitation of technology transfer and the effective enforcement of IP rights. This chapter summarises recent policy and procedural changes implemented by the Intellectual Property…

23 October 2015

IPOPHIL takes steps towards IP financing framework

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) has taken initial steps towards enabling the monetisation of IP assets in the Philippines by holding the High-Level Forum on IP Financing. It is hoped that the forum and future IPOPHIL directives will help local rights holders to attract foreign investors into the country.

02 September 2015

Philippines launches first online IP marketplace

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines has launched the country's first online IP marketplace. IP Depot is a digital platform which promotes IP assets for potential commercialisation opportunities. It was established to give owners of patented inventions, registered trademarks, copyright and industrial designs a forum to showcase their IP assets to the world.

22 April 2015

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