Trademark registration provides greater legal protection to your brand and safeguards the intellectual property. Let us support you in getting your trademark registered in the Philippines to avoid any conflicts with other brands and be able to use the mark legally.
Your brand may or may not be protected by the trademark treaties depending on the location where your business operates. With our years of experience in international intellectual protection, we will support you throughout the process to secure your brand in regions you already operate or plan to expand. Let us help you in conducting the initial trademark search, ensuring your application is approved and providing legal advice throughout the process.
A trademark is a type of intellectual property protection that distinguishes the goods and services of one trade from others.
The trademark must be able to be represented graphically. You can register your trademark under two conditions: you are already using the mark, or you intend to use it soon. It is important that your trademark is active continuously for a minimum of three years to avoid the non-use cancellation action.
The benefits of having your trademark registered is that it gives you full ownership and exclusive rights to use the trademark in the Philippines and other jurisdictions. The owner of the trademark has the right to bring up a suit against any other person who is using the trademark without permission.
To file a trademark application in the Philippines, you will need:
Before filing your application, a trademark search needs to be conducted on the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) database to make sure there are no similar trademarks already registered.
If the trademark is registrable, the application will be published in the IPO Gazette for 30 days to give notice to the public and to allow for any opposition. If an examiner has objections, the company will be notified and has four months to respond, otherwise the application may be removed.
If there are no objections to your trademark, the objection is withdrawn or decided in favour of the applicant, the trademark will be registered. You will receive a registration certificate that is valid for 10 years.