Philippines Trademark Registration

Trademark Registration FAQ

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Trademark Registration FAQ

Questions:


1.  How to apply trademark in the Philippines?

Trademark applications and approvals are made with the Intellectual Property office of the Philippines, also known as IPOPHL.

 

2.  Where are you going to register my trademark?

At IPOPHL

 

3.  Who’s going to register it?

Our staff will. We have staff who are experts in this. Your order will not be outsourced. 


4.  What are included in the trademark fees?

Trademark fees are all inclusive of your application. We will pay for all expenses with the application. There are no hidden fees.


5.  Do you have a lawyer for this?

Yes, we have multiple attorneys

 

6.  How do I know you have already filed it?

We will provide you with a receipt from the IPOPHL as proof we have applied.

 

7.  How long will it take?

Normally it takes just a few days to make the application after we receive payment. We will then wait up to a year to get a response from the IPOPHL. This response will be sent to us and we will contact you. If your application has been approved, we will send the documents to you free of charge. If your application has been declined (normally due to a conflict with another mark), we will consult with you on how to proceed

 

8.  Will this trademark provide me with protection outside of the Philippines?

No, trademark protection is on a country by country basis. If you would like to apply in other countries, we also can advise you on how to proceed (in some cases, we do not support all countries). 

 

9.  Can I have a discount?

If you want to pay for more than one trademark application at the same time, we can give you a small discount

 

10.  Can I pay after you after the application is filed?

No, we are a consulting company and collect all fees in advance.

 

11.  What type of invoice will we provide?

We will provide you with a VAT invoice issued in the Philippines, if you have paid in the Philippines. International customers will receive an invoice from our accounting system. 

 

12.  Can you promise me that my application will be approved?

No we cannot make that promise. We can assist you with your search and tell you if an application is likely to be approved, or likely to be declined. But we cannot guarantee anything, as the decision is in the hands of the IPOPHL.

 

13.  Another trademark registration company guarantees that I will receive my trademark.

See answer #12. 

 

14.  What if my application is declined by the IPOPHL.

If your application is denied, then we will evaluate the reasons, and if you choose we can appeal the decision. If we appeal, there will be an additional fee charged by our company. This is called an Office Action Response. Please see our website relating to Office Actions.

 

15.  Why are you so much cheaper than the other companies in the market?

We are low overhead, and we pass the savings on to you. 

 

16.  Are you a licensed or certified by the IPOPHL.

Yes we are, we are a trademark agent licensed by the IPOPHL. Don’t be fooled by others who are not. If you would like proof, please feel free to ask us, we are happy to provide proof. We want you to feel certain you have chosen the right trademark agent.