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How to file a Trademark Infringement Case with the Philippine Intellectual Property Office

Blood, sweat and tears. All these you invested so your brand can establish its niche in the market.  After years of hard work, your brand is now popular. You now have a regular clientele who patronize your products bearing your trademark.  Then one day, you realize that your sales declined. You wonder why. Upon investigation, […]

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Licensing Agreements in the Philippines

Licensing agreements, including the assignment, licensing or transfer of intellectual property rights, must be recorded with the Philippine Intellectual Property Office (“IPO”) in order to be enforceable.  However, these agreements need not be recorded if they conform with the requirements of the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines as to mandatory clauses and prohibited clauses. […]

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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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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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