Zuneca Pharmaceutical v Natrapharm, issued on 8 September 2020 In the riveting world of intellectual property (IP) disputes, one case stood out as a true clash of titans—Zuneca Pharmaceutical v Natrapharm. This legal battle, issued on 8th September 2020, sent shockwaves through the pharmaceutical industry, setting a precedent for future IP cases. In this blog,… Continue reading Zuneca Pharmaceutical v Natrapharm: A Landmark Intellectual Property Battle
A trademark is so essential for a business which helps to distinguish its products and services from other brands. In the Philippines, every trademark is registered in the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) to protect its marks from infringement by others. A trademark can be a name, a logo, a design, or a… Continue reading Section 1(a) Use-Based Trademark Application
We all know that a trademark helps us to identify a brand without confusion with other brands producing similar goods. Also, no one can use the name, design, or quotes of your brand without your permission if you have registered a trademark. There are two types of marks that can be registered for your products… Continue reading What is a House Mark?
In today’s digital age, where technology has transformed various aspects of our lives, it comes as no surprise that even legal procedures have embraced the digital revolution. One such procedure is trademark e-filing, which has revolutionized the way businesses protect their intellectual property rights. In this blog post, we will delve into the concept of… Continue reading Understanding Trademark e-Filing: Simplifying Intellectual Property Protection in the Philippines
The intellectual property implications must be considered as businesses investigate prospects in the digital sphere, particularly about trademark rights in computer-generated virtual reality environments and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The Metaverse: What is it? The phrase “metaverse” is a portmanteau (combination) of the words “metaphysical” and “universe.” The world is included in a computer-generated virtual reality. It… Continue reading What Trademark Owners Should Know About the Metaverse and NFTs
No mere name. Choosing a name for your company entails more than just choosing what “fits” and building a brand around it. Instead, you must thoroughly compare your brand with other commercial brands, or you risk legal action for infringement of other firms’ trademarks. Choosing your company name is now a crucial step in avoiding… Continue reading How To Choose A Brand Name To Avoid Trademark Infringement?
The Philippines is one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies, and foreign companies are doing everything they can to take advantage of its English-speaking workforce. At the same time, the middle class is rapidly expanding, and demand for imported goods is increasing. Companies are increasingly seeing the Philippines as a lucrative market for both offline and online… Continue reading In 3 Simple Steps, Register a Trademark in the Philippines
You can “refile” a provisional patent application in the United States, although doing so is not encouraged due to the loss of your priority date for the original provisional application and the risk of losing part (or all) of your patent rights. While you cannot prolong a provisional patent application, you can file a second… Continue reading Can you refile a provisional patent application (PPA)?
One of the most typical issues we get from new business owners is whether they should pursue a design or utility patent. While each concept is unique, some broad rules might assist you in selecting the best patent application. To start, firstly you must be clear about what is utility patent and Design patent. What… Continue reading Design patent or utility patent?
Are you looking for information on how to trademark a product? Checkout our comprehensive guide to get started and safeguard your work right away. For three decades, a trademark war has raged over the word “Apple.” Apple Corps was the name of the Beatles’ record label. Apple Inc. was founded eight years later by Steve… Continue reading How to Trademark a Product: The Ultimate Guide