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Information on Developing Countries
(BRICs, VISTA, et cetera)
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Republic of the Philippines



Basic Information

Name: Republic of the Philippines

Capital: Manila

Area: 299, 404 square kilometers (approximately 80 percent of the area of Japan), comprised of 7,901 islands.

Population: 92.34 million (2010 Philippine Census)

Patent Office Homepage:http://www.ipophil.gov.ph/ (English)




Patent Law

Progress in number of applications and number of registered patents (from 2005 to 2016) ※source: Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines website

No. of Applications No. of Registrations
Year Non Resident (Foreign) Resident (Domestic) Total Non Resident (Foreign) Resident (Domestic) Total
2005 2,731 210 2,941 1,660 15 1,675
2006 3,036 227 3,263 1,258 54 1,312
2007 3,282 193 3,475 1,988 126 2,114
2008 3,099 210 3,309 868 150 1,018
2009 2,724 175 2,899 1,685 98 1,783
2010 3,224 167 3,391 1,058 26 1,084
2011 2,969 190 3,159 1,125 26 1,151
2012 2,803 180 2,983 1,386 18 1,404
2013 2,885 205 3,090 2,039 29 2,068
2014 3,024 263 3,287 1,999 23 2,022
2015 3,039 284 3,323 2,009 24 2,033
2016 442 47 489 283 5 288

Basic Information

  • Language: English or Filipino
  • Items excluded from protection

・ discoveries, scientific theories, and mathematical methods

・ performance of mental acts

・ schemes, rules, and methods for playing games or conducting business

・ computer programs

・ methods for treating the human or animal body by surgery or therapy and diagnostic methods practiced on the human or animal body

・ plant varieties, animal breeds, or essentially biological process for the production of plants or animals

・ aesthetic creations

・ anything which is contrary to public order or morality

  • Duration: 20 years


The process from application to registration





Amendments ※source: homepage of the IP Information Database on Developing Countries, etc.

Patent applications can be amended at the examination stage it no new matter is included (Article 49 of the IP Code).

  • The period for response is usually 2 months.
  • Up to two time extensions are available. However, the total of the original period of response and the extended period cannot exceed 6 months (Regulation 929). Fees for time extension are necessary.


Divisional Applications ※ source: homepage of the IP Information Database on Developing Countries, etc.

  • Before a new application is withdrawn, abandoned, or granted a patent, it is possible to file a divisional application. However, it is stipulated that the content of the divisional application must not exceed the content of the new application. (Regulation 611)
  • Divisional applications for inventions that were not selected after an order related to a violation of unity are allowed (1) within 4 months after issuance of the written order or (2) within an additional time period granted within the up to 4 months (Article IP 38 of the IP Code).


ASPEC (ASEAN Patent Examination Co-operation) program

* Reference URL:https://www.globalipdb.jpo.go.jp/application/6142/




  • ・ The ASPEC program aims for ASEAN member states (AMS) to cooperate in substantive examinations of patent applications. Participation in this program allows results of search and substantive examination of your patent application to be shared between the AMS that are participating in the program (hereinafter referred to as the "participating states"), including Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
  • ・ The ASPEC program operates in the English language in the IP offices of all the participating states. Filing a request for participation in the ASPEC program does not require documents translated into the local languages of the participating states.
  • ・ If at least one claimed invention of your patent application has been placed into condition for allowance as a result of substantive examination performed in one of AMS (except for Myanmar), then you can file a request for participation in the ASPEC program in the participating states.
  • ・ Filing a request for participation in the ASPEC program in the first and second AMS IP offices is free of charge. However, local search and examination fees at the IP offices of the participating states still apply.



Fees (Patent)

※Source: "Mini-Guide" published by Project to Support Measures Against Foreign Infringement of Industrial Property Rights (Project Commissioned by the Japan Patent Office)

  Large
Corporation
Small
Corporation
Notes
Application 3600 1800 • Additional fee of 300 PHP (150 for small corp.) for each claim in excess of five
• Additional fee of 30 PHP (15 for small corp.) for each sheet in excess of thirty
Examination Request 3500 1750  
Extension of Time to File Response First 600 300  
Second 650 325
Grant of Patent / Patent Publication 1000 500  
Annual Fee 5th Year 2700 1350 • Additional fee of 350 PHP (175 for small corp.) for each claim in excess of five
6th Year 3600 1800
7th Year 4500 2250
8th Year 5400 2700
9th Year 7200 3600
10th Year 9000 4500
11th Year 11600 5800
12th Year 14400 7200
13th Year 17000 8500
14th Year 20700 10350
15th Year 24300 12150
16th Year 27800 13900
17th Year 31400 15700
18th Year 37700 18850
19th Year 45300 22650
20th Year 54300 27150

Unit: Philippine Peso (PHP)




Utility Model Law

Progress in number of applications and number of registrations (from 2005 to 2016) ※source: Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines website

No. of Applications No. of Registrations
Year Non Resident (Foreign) Resident (Domestic) Total Non Resident (Foreign) Resident (Domestic) Total
2005 30 527 557 21 287 308
2006 20 527 547 31 552 583
2007 26 400 426 36 732 768
2008 30 527 557 38 435 473
2009 15 512 527 20 356 376
2010 32 594 626 21 283 304
2011 38 649 687 15 373 388
2012 29 692 721 22 396 418
2013 32 651 683 21 443 464
2014 19 758 777 25 532 557
2015 45 753 798 37 492 529
2016 8 108 116 12 102 114

Basic Information

  • Language: English or Filipino
  • Items excluded from protection

=> The same as patent.

  • Duration: 7 years


The process from application to registration:





Fees (Utility Model)

Source: "Mini-Guide" published by Project to Support Measures Against Foreign Infringement of Industrial Property Rights (Project Commissioned by the Japan Patent Office)

Large Corporation Small Corporation Notes
Application 3000 1500 • Additional fee of 200 PHP (100 for small corp.) for each claim in excess of five
• Additional fee of 30 PHP (15 for small corp.) for each sheet in excess of thirty
Request of Registrability Report 1100 550  

Unit: Philippine Peso (PHP)




Design Law

Progress in number of applications and number of registrations (from 2001 to 2010) ※ source: Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines website

Number of applications (cases) Number of registrations (cases)
Year Foreign Domestic Total Foreign Domestic Total
2001 316 382 698 241 152 393
2002 335 448 783 530 352 882
2003 343 667 1,010 544 457 1,001
2004 476 536 1,012 45 329 374
2005 619 646 1,265 332 426 758
2006 486 475 961 306 293 599
2007 434 431 865 865 468 1,333
2008 581 640 1,221 721 493 1,214
2009 320 458 778 213 309 522
2010 415 432 847 324 318 642

Duration: five years from the filing date

(However, with payment of a renewal fee, up to two extension periods of five years each may be granted).


The process from application to registration:





Trademark Law

Progress in number of applications and number of registrations (from 2001 to 2010) ※ source: Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines website

Number of applications (cases) Number of registrations (cases)
Year NS Foreign Domestic Total Foreign Domestic Total
2001 0 4,536 5,125 9,661 3,145 477 3,625
2002 2 4,740 6,281 11,023 3,091 661 3,756
2003 5 4,969 6,847 11,821 2,563 611 3,177
2004 1 5,272 6,870 12,143 5,099 1,694 6,798
2005 1 5,681 7,047 12,729 6,816 3,208 10,024
2006 2 6,169 8,323 14,494 7,634 5,030 12,666
2007 0 6,391 8,687 15,078 10,195 7,433 17,629
2008 1 6,978 8,874 15,853 7,286 6,588 13,875
2009 3 6,079 8,833 14,915 5,408 4,903 10,311
2010 1 7,076 9,744 16,821 5,974 5,806 11,780

Duration: 10 years from issuance of registration certificate (renewal is possible upon filing of a renewal application every 10 years).

Notes of caution after obtaining a right:

*Both a Declaration of use and evidence of use must be submitted within three years from the filing date

* Both a Declaration of use and evidence of use must be submitted between the 5th and the 6th year from the registration date.

In a case when the above-mentioned Declaration of use and evidence of use are not submitted, the registration is canceled.


The process from application to registration:





Patent&Trademark Attorney


Chief of Free IP-Counseling Center
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Specialist
Makoto NAGAO
Makoto NAGAO Majored in applied physics, faculty of science
Area of expertise: Mechanics, Physics and Information technology

With my experience and knowledge acquired here, I will try my best to be good assistance for clients to obtain rights as desired, for inventions, which are results of clients’ earnest efforts.

Tokyo Legal Department Trademark Division Manager / Legal Department
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Researcher
Yuki YAMAZAKI
Yuki YAMAZAKI Born 1987
Majored in law at Nihon University
Specialties: Design & Trademark

The environment surrounded by intellectual property is increasing daily on a worldwide scale. Bearing that in mind while always in accordance with the expectations of the client, I will work hard to grow and improve my skills.
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