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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Philippines

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
March 23, 2010Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 10055)
June 7, 2002Philippine Plant Variety Protection Act of 2002 (Republic Act No. 9168)
June 6, 1997Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 8293)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
August 18, 2009Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 9711)
June 6, 2008Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008 (Republic Act No. 9502)
June 23, 2003Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 (Republic Act No. 9211)
April 27, 2001An Act Amending certain Provisions of Presidential Decree No. 1464, otherwise known as the Tariff and Customs Code of The Philippines, as Amended, and for other Purposes (Republic Act No. 9135)
June 14, 2000Electronic Commerce Act (Republic Act No. 8792)
February 12, 1998Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 8491)
September 4, 1996Special Law on Counterfeit Drugs (Republic Act No. 8203)
April 13, 1992Consumer Act of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 7394)
June 18, 1949Civil Code of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 386)
December 8, 1930The Revised Penal Code (Act No. 3815 of December 8, 1930)

IP Laws: issued by the Executive

Date of TextTitle
June 21, 2008Executive Order No. 736 Institutionalizing Permanent Units to Promote, Protect and Enforce Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Different Law Enforcement and other Agencies under the Coordination of the National Committee on Intellectual Property Rigths (NCIPR)
February 26, 1993Executive Order No. 60 Creating the Inter-Agency Committee on Intellectual Property Rights
October 7, 1983Executive Order No. 913, Strengthening the Rule-Making & Adjudicatory Powers of the Minister of Trade & Industry in Order to Further Protect Consumers

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
 Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Republic Act No. 9502, otherwise known as the 'Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008'
October 18, 2013BOT Office Order No. 13-06, Series of 2013, on the Implementation Guidelines for Office Order No. 13-061, Series 2013, on Trademark Applications with Priority Right Claim
April 5, 2013Office Order No. 13-061, Series of 2013, Trademark Applications with Priority Right Claim
April 5, 2013Office Order No 13-056, Series of 2013, Amendments of the Provisions on Declaration of Actual Use of the Trademark Regulations
April 3, 2013Office Order No. 13-054, Series of 2013, Amendment of Rule 20(2), Office Order No. 139, Series of 2012
July 25, 2012Office Order No. 139, Series of 2012, Philippine Regulations Implementing the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
July 9, 2012Office Order No. 163, Series of 2012, Madrid Protocol Fees
March 22, 2011Rules and Regulations Implementing the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009 (Department Circular No. 2011-0101)
December 23, 2004Office Order No. 139, Series of 2004, Restoration of Cancelled Trademark Registrations
March 3, 2004Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 8172 an 'Act Promoting Salt Iodization Nationwide and for Related Purposes'
2004Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 9211, otherwise known as the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003
December 17, 2003Office Order No. 128, Series of 2003, Restructuring the Fee Structure of the Intellectual Property Law of the Philippines
February 20, 2003Implementing Rules and Regulations of the “Philippine Plant Variety Protection Act of 2002” (Administrative Order No. 7, Series of 2003)
February 8, 2002Office Order No. 12, Series of 2002, Intellectual Property Office Uniform Rules on Appeal
January 22, 2002Rule on Search and Seizure in Civil Actions for Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights
July 13, 2000Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Electronic Commerce Act
2000Department Administrative Order No. 01, Series of 2000, Further Amending Ministry Order No. 69, Series of 1983, as amended, to include Republic Act No. 8293 (Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines) in the Enumeration of Trade and Industry Laws therein, and for other Purposes
October 2, 1998Rules and Regulations on Voluntary Licensing
October 2, 1998Regulations on Interpartes Proceedings
September 29, 1998Rules and Regulations on Trademarks, Service Marks, Trade Names and Marked or Stamped Containers of December 1, 1998 (as amended up to Office Order No. 49 of 2006)
November 19, 1996Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 8203, otherwise known as the Special Law on Counterfeit Drugs (IRR of R.A. 8203)

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