How to Appeal Trademark Cancellation and Opposition Cases in the Philippines

If you have lost in a trademark opposition or cancellation case (classified as inter partes proceedings) with the Philippine Intellectual Property Office, do not lose hope.  The losing party has remedies under the law for the appeal of his case.   Appeal to the Director of the Bureau of Legal Affairs   A party wishing […]

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Philippine Holidays for 2017

The Philippines is one of the countries with the most generous number of public holidays.  It is very important for businessmen to know these holidays to ensure that they are paying the proper holiday pay to their employees.  The two common types of holidays are regular holidays and special non-working days.  Contrary to popular belief, […]

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Creating a Company with a Foreign Principal in the Philippines

Foreigners can do business in the Philippines. In fact, foreign investment contributes greatly to the Philippine economy.  Some foreigners wish to establish companies in the Philippines which either form part of the company abroad or with a separate entity from its foreign principal. Either way, companies in the Philippines with foreign principals must be duly […]

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How to Cancel a Trademark in the Philippines

 What will you do if a company is using your trademark? What if this company has fraudulently registered your trademark in his own name? The remedy to this problem is to have that company’s trademark cancelled.     Section 1511.1 of the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (“IP Code”) provides:   “151.1. A petition […]

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