Intellectual Property in the Philippines
We offer the following services in the Philippines:
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.
Commerce and Industry Building
1030 Campus Drive, 4th Floor
McKinley Hill, Taguig, NCR, 1634
Step #2: Search the database to find out if there are any conflicts. Just because there is a conflict doesn't mean you can or cannot proceed.
Step #3: File your registration and pay the fee
Step #4: Wait for an answer from the IPOPHL. (6 months on average).
Step #5: Receive your certificate
Step #6: File your Declaration of Actual Use
Please contact our staff via livechat/email/contact form/phone to do the trademark search for you. We will provide you a trademark search. All we need is the mark you want to register and the type of product or service.
The Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines sets three conditions for an invention to be deemed patentable: it has to be new, involves an inventive step, and industrially applicable. In the IP Code, an invention is not considered new if it already forms part of the domain of prior art. Prior art is explained in the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, Chapter 2, Section 24 - 24.2
An invention involves an inventive step if, having regard to prior art, it is not obvious to a person skilled in the art at the time of the filing date or priority date of the application claiming the invention. An invention that can be produced and used in any industry is considered industrially applicable.
Among the literary and artistic works enumerated in the IP Code includes books and other writings, musical works, films, paintings and other works, and computer programs.
Copyright laws grant authors, artists and other creators automatic protection for their literary and artistic creations, from the moment they create it.
Registration or deposit of your works isn’t necessary but authors and artists may opt to execute and affidavit of ownership with the National Library or the IPOPHL for the issuance of registration and deposit.
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).
We are ready to help you protect your business. If you need more information, feel free to ask us any questions.