PHILIPPINES – Accession to Madrid Protocol

The Madrid Protocol came into force in thePhilippinesas ofJuly 25, 2012and some of the highlights are:

  • The time limit to notify a refusal is 18 months.
  • Trademark owners who desire to designate the Philippines have to pay an individual fee to extend protection.
  • Applications will be examined chronologically and no preference will be given to    international applications.
  • Applications will be subject to the requirement of a Declaration of Actual use, which
  •   carries additional fees to be paid to the IPOPHL through a resident Agent.

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