Region: Philippines

Registration of non-traditional visual marks and other changes to the rules on trademarks now in effect

Two circulars recently issued by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines took effect on 14 February 2023. The circulars notably recognise the protection of non-traditional visual trademarks, including colour marks and motion marks.

17 March 2023

EU moves closer to GI protection for crafts; US focus on IP abuses intensifies – legislation and policy watch (March 2023)

WTR’s monthly column tracks trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.

07 March 2023

Innovation at the IPOPHL: spotlight on non-core tools and services

Featured in IP office tools and services

In a new entry to our regular series on innovation at national IP offices, the director general of the IP Office of the Philippines shares the innovative tools and services the agency offers.

27 February 2023

Fewer filings, NFTs, alliances and bad-faith marks: APAC year in review

WTR looks back at major trends in the Asia-Pacific region from the past 12 months.

11 January 2023

Philippines: how IPOPHL is using DEI focus to help kickstart economic recovery

Featured in WTR Special Report Q4 2022: Building a better workplace: How to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the IP industry

05 January 2023

Asia-Pacific IP offices: a year in review and what to expect in 2023

WTR presents insights from representatives at major IP offices across the Asia-Pacific region to share their highlights from 2022 and what trademark practitioners should look out for in the coming months.

08 December 2022

A year of progress at the IP Office of the Philippines: exclusive 2022 review

In an exclusive guest post, the director general of the IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), Rowel S Barba, reveals the biggest developments at the agency in 2022.

28 November 2022

“I deserved this victory”: Filipino small business owner prevails against Louis Vuitton in LV trademark dispute

A small business owner in the Philippines has emerged victorious in a trademark opposition against fashion giant Louis Vuitton.

20 October 2022

Five minutes with… Lazada

WTR checks in with Lazada’s senior vice president of legal Rugeradh Tungsupakul on its trademark and brand protection strategy.

17 October 2022

How IP offices are keeping up with AI, the metaverse and technological challenges

The rise of the metaverse, the need to increase diversity in the IP ecosystem and utilising AI better were on the agenda last week when leaders from the US and Asian IP offices convened.

12 September 2022

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