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The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) continues to be at the forefront of activities geared towards providing adequate, reliable and effective protection and enforcement of IP rights.
The Philippines IP Office (IPOPHIL) has vigorously pursued many programmes aimed at providing adequate and efficient ways to enforce trademark rights. It has also taken many initiatives to pursue legal reforms to create stronger IP rights and to build a regime that values and respects intellectual property. IPOPHIL has worked with other government agencies and organisations to facilitate the exchange of information and to find cost-effective methods of enforcing IP rights.
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) recently held the sixth Philippine Anti-counterfeiting and Piracy Summit with representatives from various member agencies of the National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in attendance. The IPOPHL presented the NCIPR’s 2017–2022 Action Plan on IP Rights Enforcement.
In People of the Philippines v Chua, the Court of Appeals has not only
affirmed the conviction of the defendant for violation of the Intellectual Property
Code, but also increased the prison term imposed by the trial court to an indeterminate
sentence of two to five years. Among other things, the court held that the defendant's
JOLILBEE trademark "practically duplicated" Jollibee Food Corporation's
The United States Trade Representative's Office has removed the Philippines
from the priority watch list of countries that do not properly enforce IP rights
and placed it instead on the ordinary watch list under the Special 301 Review.
The move recognizes the Philippines government's attempts to enforce
IP rights properly.