Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Law in the Philippines

Carpo Law & Associates IP lawyers specialize in providing legal assistance to scientists, inventors, artists, and companies to ensure that their intellectual property (IP) rights are well-protected. Our lawyers will assist you in obtaining patents, trademarks, and copyrights from Intellectual Property Offices in the Philippines. We will provide you with the necessary information to comply with licensing procedures imposed by several regulatory bodies in the Philippines, including the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Health, and the Bureau of Food and Drugs.

Carpo Law & Associates provides assistance in all aspects of Philippine intellectual property (IP) law: including the filing, registration, protection, and enforcement of patents, copyrights, trademarks, industrial designs, and geographical indications. Our firm boasts a large number of quality-oriented lawyers who are well-versed on Philippine IP laws, and will provide you with the necessary advice in improving your IP portfolios, formulating IP strategies, and reviewing client contracts related to IP assets. Some of the intellectual property assistance offered by Carpo Law include the following:

  • Prosecution of Intellectual Property Violations
  • Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Registration
  • Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Maintenance
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Licensing and Franchising Assistance
  • Intellectual Property Audits

Philippine Intellectual Property (IP) Code

Republic Act No. 8293, or the Philippine Intellectual Property Code, is an act that outlines the intellectual property rights of a Filipino citizen, and the benefits to which he/she is entitled. The law is divided into five parts: the intellectual property office, the law on patents, the law on trademarks, service marks, and trade names, the law on copyright, and other financial provisions. The government agency responsible for implementing the Intellectual Property Code in the Philippines is the Bureau of Patents, Trademarks and Technology Transfer, which is further divided into 6 sub-sectors, namely: Bureau of Patents; Bureau of Trademarks; Bureau of Legal Affairs; Documentation, Information and Technology Transfer Bureau; Management Information System and EDP Bureau; and Administrative, Financial and Personnel Services Bureau. Some of the intellectual property rights included in the intellectual property code are:

  • Copyright and Related Rights
  • Trademarks and other Service Marks
  • Geographic Indications
  • Industrial Designs
  • Patents
  • Lay-out designs and topographies for integrated circuits
  • The protection of undisclosed information