Trademark registration in the Philippines

Brealant Inc's office in the Philippines provides all necessary trademark registration services. Brealant Inc is authorized to act as a representative for foreign applicants.

Proceeding for Trademark Registration

Applicants complete the forms provided by the Bureau of Trademarks by the Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines (IPOPHIL), in English or Tagalog. Applications under multiple classes are possible. Once the application is filed, it will be assigned an application number and the date of filing will be stamped on the application. Thus, the application will be assigned to an examiner. 

                      

Foreign applicants require a local agent to file a trademark at the IPOPHL. Hence, a signed Power of Attorney is needed to appoint the local agent. The processing time from first filing or first office action to trademark registration is approximately 3 to 6 months.The processing time from first filing or first office action to trademark registration is approximately 3 to 6 months.The processing time from first filing or first office action to trademark registration is approximately 3 to 6 months.

                      

If there are no objections raised by the examiner, the trademark will be allowed for 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. If no opposition is presented, the applicant will receive a Notice of Allowance and the IPOPHIL 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                          offices.                      

Opposition Period

The opposition period starts within 30 days from publication date of the application in the eGazette. Third parties affected by the application can file an opposition within the said period. Hence, any individual or company can oppose if it violates an     existing trademark they have. individual or company can              oppose if it violates an existing trademark they have. 

Requirement of Use 

All applicants or registrants are required to file a Declaration of Actual Use (DAU) of the trademark during the 3rd year period from the date of filing or registration. There is also a requirement of filing another Declaration of Actual Use (DAU) within the 5th 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 by         the Director.

Trademark Validity

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

Fees

The fee for trademark registration in the Philippines includes all government fees and service fees is $420. We also accept payments in Philippines Peso (PHP) for clients that are located in the Philippines and require a VAT invoice.$420. We also     accept payments in Philippines Peso (PHP) for clients that             are located in the Philippines and require a VAT invoice.

Trademark Registration Process Flow Chart 

Fee for registration: $420 (Includes all government fees)

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