It’s not simple to decide whether or not to file a patent application. In the minds of the founders, there may be a slew of unanswered questions. Will the innovation be successful? Will my new product be well-received by customers? What if it doesn’t work out? The problem stems from the unpredictability of the future.… Continue reading Why or why not file a patent application?
Deciding to file a patent may be a difficult undertaking. Where do you begin? How much will it cost? Will you be able to get a patent? Will patents aid in this case? Let’s go through some basic questions regarding submitting a patent, with the hopes of reducing ambiguity and bringing you closer to a… Continue reading What Questions Should You Ask If You Aren’t Sure About Filing a Patent?
Brand owners are frequently unfamiliar with the significance of symbols associated with their trademarks. The two most frequent trademark symbols are the letters “TM” in superscript – TM- and the letter R in a circle – “®” – while additional symbols, such as SM, which is typical for service marks in the Philippines, or the… Continue reading Difference between TM, R, and C Symbol
The IP Code of the Philippines (RA 8293), as amended, is the principal source of trademark rights in the Philippines. The Trademark Regulations of 2017 (Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) Memorandum Circular 17-010) should be studied in combination with the IP Code. In the Philippines, the first-to-file trademark system is used. The rights… Continue reading Reasons for Trademark Application Rejection
What are your chances of getting a design patent? The average design allowance rate, which is the proportion of design patent applications accepted by the USPTO, is a useful tool to assess your chances of getting a US design patent. The design allowance percentage was over 85% in the fiscal year 2021. While the success… Continue reading How likely is that your design patent is will be granted?
To protect artists and other gifted people in relation to their intellectual property and creations, as mandated by the Philippine Constitution, and to clarify artists’ rights to proceeds of subsequent transfers or resale, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (“IPOPHL”) issued Memorandum Circular No. 2020-023 on July 20, 2020, covering the Implementing Rules and… Continue reading Philippine: Resale rights of the Copyright owner
Consider trademark protection to be akin to how the human brain works when learning new skills or knowledge. The more a person uses and practices a skill or knowledge, the more likely it will be retained in his brain’s functions over time, particularly as he ages. Protection for a registered trademark works in the same… Continue reading Important Thing in Maintaining Your Trademark in the Philippines
If you own a trademark registration in the Philippines, you must follow several maintenance requirements to ensure that your registration remains valid and enforceable. In the Philippines, trademark ownership is contingent not only on successful registration with the Intellectual Property Office. This ownership, as well as its continued validity, is contingent on the owner’s ability… Continue reading DECLARATION OF ACTUAL USE (DAU)
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), the federal agency in charge of federal trademark registration, categorizes marks into 45 different “classes” of products or services. The goal of these classes is to allow different types of businesses to register their trademarks in categories that are most closely related to their core business. Scientific… Continue reading TRADEMARK CLASS 42: Technology and Software Services
What is a final trademark refusal or Final Office Action? A final trademark rejection, also known as a Final Office Action, is typically a second rejection of a trademark application following the applicant’s response to the first rejection. The same grounds will be asserted in the Final Office Action as in the Non-final Office Action.… Continue reading Trademark application is refused: Know more about Trademark Refusal