Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Economy

IPOPHL renews agreement with US patent office certifying it to assess international applications

THE UNITED STATES patent office has agreed to designate the Philippine intellectual property office a competent assessor of international patent applications.

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) recently renewed a 2015 partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Under the agreement, the two organizations cooperate on training, workshops, and information-sharing on best practices, IPOPHL said in a statement Monday.

The USPTO, through the renewed partnership signed on May 5, agreed to designate IPOPHL as a competent international searching and preliminary searching authority.

Such processes involve initial assessments to help applicants assess their chances of being granted international patents.

The USPTO also committed to help IPOPHL with intellectual property promotion, education, and commercialization.

“The first round of bilateral cooperation with USPTO had greatly benefited the IPOPHL as it enhanced our efficiencies in IP administration, management, patent and trademark examination and enforcement,” IPOPHL Director General Rowel S. Barba said.

“As we continue to carry out this partnership with added goals, IPOPHL and the USPTO will surely improve aligning our practices for the benefit of businesses in both countries and spur innovation at a time of crisis when it is most needed.”

The World Intellectual Property Organization has designated 23 international searching and preliminary searching authorities. IPOPHL is one of three in Southeast Asia. — Jenina P. Ibañez

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

Economy

THE SENATE on Monday ratified the Bicameral Conference Committee report on a measure that seeks to lower the minimum investment hurdle for foreign retailers...

Economy

The Philippines is one of 17 countries that have kept schools fully closed since the pandemic began, according to a report released by the...

Economy

Workers are busy cleaning in preparation for the restaurant’s reopening in Marikina City. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS THE RESTAURANT industry is anticipating some...

Economy

EXCISE TAX collections from cigarettes jumped by 31% to P83 billion in the first seven months, with more than half coming from Philip Morris...

Investing

The world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has announced the acquisition of Pimlico Plumbers, central London’s leading independent residential and commercial service and...

Economy

MEGAWORLD Corp. will be spending P40 billion to develop an eco-tourism township in Palawan in the next 10 to 15 years, Andrew L. Tan’s...

You May Also Like

Investing

Having a good Instagram marketing agency to back up your Instagram account is an absolute must going into the new year. With competition stronger...

Economy

Ivermectin, an existing drug against parasites including head lice, has had a checkered history when it comes to treating COVID-19. The bulk of studies...

Investing

As a traditionally rigid insurance industry becomes bogged down by antiquated processes and operations, a handful of industry leaders are seeking to shake things...

Economy

US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., will rely on ally countries to supply the bulk of the metals needed to build electric vehicles and focus on...

Disclaimer: SmartRetirementReport.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.



Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!