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Frequently Asked Question
Does having a registered trademark in the Philippines afford me any right?

Registration is the only way to secure ownership rights to a trademark.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

The national trademark office of the Philippines is available at: http://www.ipophil.gov.ph/

Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

No. There is no need to use the mark before it can be applied for registration.

What are the grounds for a Trademark Application to be opposed?

Grounds for opposition include: 

  • Identical or confusingly similar to a internationally known trademark
  • Unauthorized use of national insignia or protected emblems
  • Company name rights
  • Conflict with moral standards or issues with public policy
  • Geographical indication in the mark
  • Generic mark
  • Personal name rights
  • Registered design rights
  • Trade name rights
  • Registration under representative’s name instead of the proprietor
  • Use of protected armorial bearings, state emblems or flags
  • Well-known mark rights
  • Breach of copyright
  • Proprietary rights
  • Functional, misleading, disparaging, deceptive or descriptive marks
Who can contest my trademark registration?

Interested party, owner of an earlier right, and a licensee can oppose the registration.

Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. A registration may be cancelled on these grounds: 

  • Unsatisfied use requirements under Section VIII.A
  • Bad faith
  • Prohibited marks
  • Use of mark in deceptive manner
  • Inclusion of a protected emblem or badge
  • Conflict with morality or public order
  • Geographical indication
  • Generic mark
  • Conflict with a personal name
  • Conflict with a registered design
  • Conflict with trade names
  • Registration under a different name such as agent or representative of the proprietor
  • Conflict with a notorious mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Functional, misleading, deceptive, disparaging, not distinctive, or descriptive mark
  • Proprietary rights
Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. Registration is the only way to secure these rights: 

  • Exclusive right to use the mark
  • Right to oppose later conflicting applications
  • Right to request for an action to cancel later conflicting registrations
  • Right to take a legal action against third parties for infringing the mark
  • Right to take payment from third parties due to infringement
  • Right to authorize or license third parties to use the mark
  • Right to request for seizure of counterfeit goods bearing the mark
  • Right to request for a judicial order restraining third parties to use the mark
How long is the opposition period?

The opposition period starts on the publication date and ends 30 days after that date. The challenger may request for a 30-day up to a 90-day extension period from the publication date.

Is the Philippines a member of the Madrid System?

Yes. The Philippines is a Madrid Protocol member.

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

Yes. Periodic statements of use are mandatory. The owner is mandated to submit a DAU (declaration of actual use) within 3 years from the date when the application was filed. Failure to do so will result to automatic cancellation.

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