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FAQs on design laws in Philippines

FAQs on design application and filing requirement in Philippines

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Can multiple design applications be accepted in Philippines?

Multiple design applications are permitted in the Philippines.

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What is term of design in the Philippines?

 Design registration in the Philippines is valid for five years and may be renewed for two additional five-year periods. The renewal fee is to be paid within twelve months prior to the expiration of the protection period.

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What is novelty grace period in Philippines?

Novelty grace period for a Philippine design application constitutes six months prior to the filing date or the priority date, if any.

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What is procedure for Examination of a design application in the Philippines?

Design applications in the Philippines are subject to formal examination only.

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How to claim priority in the Philippines?

 If priority is being claimed, a certified copy of the priority application together with the English translation thereof must be submitted to the IP Office at the time of filing of the application.

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What is minimum filing requirements for design application in the Philippines?

An industrial design application in the Philippines must contain at least:

  • request for design registration;
  • applicant’s details;
  • description of the design;
  • representation of the design.

Note: A signed and stamped (for legal entities) original of the Power of Attorney should be submitted within two months from the filing date of a design application in the Philippines. 

Foreign applicants must appoint an agent, a registered Philippine patent attorney to perform industrial design registration in the Philippines.

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What is term for filing a design application in the Philippines

A Philippine design application claiming conventional priority must be filed to the Philippine IP Office within six months from the priority date.

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