Intellectual Property in the Philippines

Overview by
National Organizations
The organisation responsible for the protection of intellectual property in the Philippines is the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.
Regional Organizations
Harmonization within the ASEAN and the APEC
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Rules and Regulations on Inventions
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Law on Trademarks, Service Marks and Trade Names
10 years, renewable every 10 years Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
During the lifetime of the author and 50 years after his death Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
5 years, renewable twice  

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