How To Apply for Trademark in the Philippines


Applying for a trademark is not like getting a business permit wherein you can get the permit immediately in juts a couple of days. A conservative estimate of the period of time to complete the whole application process is around 6 to 18 months. This is in view of the fact that the application undergoes examination and publication.

Trademark applications are filed with the Philippine Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Filipinos or Filipino corporations may directly file their applications with the IPO. However, foreigners or foreign corporations have to appoint a local agent or representative in order to file applications with the IPO.

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