Philippines Trademark Registration Guide



The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands. Its primary exports consists of semiconductors, garments, petroleum products and coconut oil as well as a growing business process outsourcing industry. Its economy is supported by large remittances from overseas Filipino workers.



The Philippine’s IP regime predates most of the major international treaties and agreement on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection. Today, its primary source of IP laws is the Intellectual Property Code (IP Code), which was enacted to fulfill the Philippines’s TRIPS obligations. The IP Code serves as a regulating framework that not only provides IPR protection, but also facilitate technology transfer and foreign investments.


Overview of our services in the Philippines:

Trademark Registration and Prosecution

Trademark Search and Watch

Opposition and cancellation actions

Trademark Renewal


IP Authority

Intellectual Property Office


Main Trade Mark Legislation

Rules & Regulations on Trademarks, Service Marks, Tradenames and Marked or Stamped Containers



Paris Convention

TRIPS Agreement


Multi-Class Application



Series Mark Application



Approx. Time Frame of a Straightforward Application

At least 12 months.


Opposition Period

1 months from the publication date.


Filing Requirements

Applicant’s name

Applicant’s address

Country of incorporation

Specimen of mark

Specification of goods / services

Power of Attorney

Declaration of Actual Use


Registrable unconventional trademarks

3-Dimensional mark

Colour mark (subject to qualifications)


Term of Registration

10 years from the date of registration.


Non-Use Period for Cancellation

5 years


Renewal Term

10 years from the renewal date of the registration.


Border Enforcement by Customs Official



All information provided by LJ Vernus in this document is provided as a source of general information. While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this document, it should not be treated as the basis for formulating formal decisions without professional advice.