Philippines is one of the fastest growing countries in Asia and foreign companies does their utmost to take advantage of its English speaking talent pool.
At the same time, the middle class grows fast and the demand of imported products just continues to increase. More and more companies now see the Philippines as a lucrative market for offline and online sales.
Naturally, we see a stronger demand for trademark registrations in the Philippines. As we both know, entering a foreign market without necessary protection can be risky and costly.
Therefore, I decided to write this article where I explain how you can register a trademark in the Philippines.
Topics covered in this article:
- How do I register a trademark in the Philippines?
- Requirements for trademark registration in the Philippines
- IPO Trademark application form
- Searching for a trademark
- Cost to register a trademark in the Philippines
- Time needed to register a trademark
- Renewal of trademark registration Philippines
How do I register a trademark in the Philippines?
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) manages all the applications and registrations of trademarks.
The process is straightforward and locals can register trademarks directly with the IPO. Foreigners, on the other hand, need work with a local agent to manage the registrations. With a local agent, I mean a company that has an office in the Philippines.