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 sales.
Naturally, there is a greater demand in the Philippines for trademark registrations. As we both know, entering a foreign market without adequate protection can be dangerous and costly.
Here are three (3) easy steps to registering your trademark
You may file and pay for your application online at https://ipophil.gov.ph or you may personally file it at the Philippine Intellectual Property Office (IPO) at #28 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Details required in the application form are your name, address, a specimen of the trademark, and the corresponding goods or services covered. The filing fee is ₽1,212 for 1 class (₽2,618 if you are a big entity).
If you receive a Registrability Report from the IPO, you must respond within two (2) months of the date it was mailed. If no objections are raised, the IPO will issue a Notice of Allowance. Pay the fees (₽1,485 for small entities and ₽2,182 for large entities) outlined in the Notice of Allowance within two months of the mailing date.
Your application will be published on the IPO website for 30 days. If no one objects, the IPO will issue you a Certificate of Registration.
In three simple steps, you can register your trademark. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of the process, you can hire a trademark agent to file the application and receive documents from the IPO on your behalf.