Intellectual Property in the Philippines

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We offer the following services in the Philippines:

1. Trademark registration

2. Patent registration

3. Copyright registration

4. Incorporation

Philippines is a member of the WIPO, and in order to file Intellectual Property one requires a local agent for international filers. Brealant Inc. is an authorized local agent.

Brealant Inc.
Commerce and Industry Building
1030 Campus Drive, 4th Floor
McKinley Hill, Taguig, NCR, 1634

Our IP Services

The services listed on this page refer to those related to Intellectual Property in the Philippines. For incorporation please refer to our website:

The entity in charge of Intellectual Property in the Philippines is the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

Trademark registration
Trademark registration

Registration Process

Applicant needs to  fill up the form provided by the Intellectual Property  Office of The Philippines (IPOPHL), at the Bureau of Trademarks and it can be written in English or Tagalog. Applications under multiple classes are possible. 

Foreign applicant needs local agent  to file a trademark at the IPOPHL. A signed Power of Attorney is needed to appoint the local agent. However, if a foreign applicant has a real and effective commercial establishment in the Philippines, there is no need to appoint a local agent. 

Once the application is filed, it will be assigned an application number and the date of filing will be stamped on the application. After that, the application will be assigned to an examiner.  If there are no objections raised by the examiner, the trademark will be allowed for its publication. The application will be  published in the weekly official electronic gazette of the IPOPHIL on its official website for a period of 30 days for opposition purposes.

Should there be no opposition from third parties, the office shall issue the certificate of registration. The issuance of the certificate of registration shall be published in the IPO gazette and shall be entered on the records of the office.                                               

The processing time from first filing to registration is approximately 3 to 6 months.

Period to Oppose

Third parties affected by the application can file an opposition within 30 days from the date of publication.

The period may be extended for 3 additional 30 day periods, upon motion establishing meritorious grounds and payment of the appropriate fees.

Trademark Validity

In Philippines a trademark registration is valid for 10 years and renewable for periods of 10 years. If the registrant fails to file the renewal on the due date, they still have a period of 6 months after the expiration date of the trademark.

Requirement of Use

There is no requirement of use upon filing of an application. However, applicants are required to file a Declaration of Actual Use (DAU) of the trademark during the third year from the date of filing or registration of the trademark. There is also a requirement of filing a second Declaration of Actual Use (DAU) within the fifth year from the date of registration of the trademark. 

Failure to file the declaration of use within the periods prescribed shall result to the revocation of the application or to the removal of the registered trademark from the records of the office by the director.

We are ready to help you protect your business. If you need more information, feel free to ask us any questions.

Contact us

Brealant Inc.

Commerce and Industry Tower
1030 Campus Drive
4th Floor, Units C&D
McKinley Hill, Taguig
Metro Manila 1634