Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks


Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
June 7, 2002Philippine Plant Variety Protection Act of 2002 (Republic Act No. 9168)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
 Republic Act No. 9238, entitled 'An Act Amending Certain Sections of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as Amended, by Excluding Several Services from the Coverage of the Value-Added Tax and Re-imposing the Gross Receipts Tax on Banks and Non-Bank Financial Intermediaries Performing Quasi-Banking Functions and Other Non-Bank Financial Intermediaries Beginning January 01, 2004'
 Foreign Investments Act of 1991 (Republic Act No. 7042)
July 15, 2014The Graphic Health Warnings Law (Republic Act No. 10643 of July 15, 2014)
September 3, 2013Toy and Game Safety Labeling Act of 2013 (Republic Act No. 10620)
August 23, 2013Food Safety Act of 2013 (Republic Act No. 10611)
June 5, 2013An Act Amending Certain Provisions of Republic Act No. 7581, entitled “An Act Providing Protection to Consumers by Stabilizing the Prices of Basic Necessities and Prime Commodities and by Prescribing Measures against Undue Price Increases During Emergency Situations and Like Occasions” and for Other Purposes (Republic Act No. 10623)
May 15, 2013Republic Act No. 10536, entitled 'An Act Amending Republic Act No. 9296, otherwise known as “the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines”
May 7, 2013Republic Act No. 10530 of May 7, 2013, entitled 'An Act Defining the Use and Protection of the Red Cross, Red Crescent, and Red Crystal Emblems, providing Penalties for Violations Thereof and for Other Purposes
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)
May 24, 2005An Act Amending Section 27, 28, 34, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 119, 121, 148, 151, 236, 237, and 288 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as Amended, and For other Purpose (Republic Act No. 9337)
May 12, 2004The Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 9296)
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)
January 1, 1997Expanded Value-Added Tax Law and Other Pertinent Provisions of the National Internal Revenue Code, as Amended (Republic Act No. 8241)
September 4, 1996Special Law on Counterfeit Drugs (Republic Act No. 8203)
June 22, 1963Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act ( Republic Act No. 3720)
January 23, 1956An Act to Regulate and Control the Manufacture, Importation, Labeling, Advertising, and Sale of Livestock and Poultry Feeds and Providing Funds (Republic Act. No. 1556, as amended by S.B. No. 627)
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)
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'
 Office Order No. 197, Series of 2010, Mechanics for IPO-Mediation and Settlement Period
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
October 2, 2013Administrative Order No. 2013-0027, Adoption and Implementation of the World Health Organization Annex 5 Guide to Good Distribution Practices (GDP) for Pharmaceutical Products, and Annex 9 Guide to Good Storage Practices for Pharmaceuticals
June 20, 2013Office Order No. 13-155, Serious of 2013, Payment of Filing for IPR-Related Complaints and Defrayment of Costs and Incidental Expenses Relative to IPOPHL’s Enforcement Functions
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
December 20, 2012Office Order No. 13-008, Serious of 2012, Guidelines on the Title and Description of the Mark
September 6, 2012Office Order No.206, Series of 2012, Deployment of the Industrial Property Automation System (IPAS) for Inventions
September 3, 2012Office Order No. 207, Series of 2012, Implementation Guidelines: Industrial Property Automation System (IPAS) for Utility Models and Industrial Designs (UMID) and Inventions
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
December 9, 2011Office Order No. 208, Series of 2011, Restructuring the Arbitration and Mediation Services of the IPOPHIL
October 18, 2011Rules of Procedure for Intellectual Property Rights Cases
June 29, 2011Office Order No. 99, Series of 2012, Amendments to the Rules and Regulations on Inter Partes Proceedings
April 5, 2011Office Order No. 61, Series of 2011, Rules of Procedure for IPOPHL Arbitration Proceedings
March 22, 2011Rules and Regulations Implementing the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009 (Department Circular No. 2011-0101)
October 5, 2010Office Order No. 154, Series of 2010, Rules of Procedure for IPO Mediation Proceedings
October 20, 2008Joint DTI-DOH-DA Administrative Order No. 01 Series of 2008, Rules and Regulations for Consumer Protection in a transaction covered by the Consumer Act of the Philippines (R.A. 7394) through Electronic Means under the E-Commerce Act (R.A. 8792)
October 7, 2005DA-Administrative Order No. 28, Series of 2005, Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 9296 known as the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines
June 21, 2005Administrative Order No. 2005-0016, General Policies and Guidelines Governing Brand Names of Products for Registration with the Bureau of Food and Drugs
January 31, 2005Amendments to the Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 8203 otherwise Known as the 'Special Law on Counterfeit Drugs'
December 23, 2004Office Order No. 139, Series of 2004, Restoration of Cancelled Trademark Registrations
September 6, 2004Administrative Order No. 169, series of 2004, Implementing Guidelines for the Exclusive Use of Generic Names or Generic Terminology in all Prescriptions and Order in all DOH Facilities
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
August 6, 2003Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations Implementing the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 (Republic Act No.9160, as amended Republic Act No.9194)
February 20, 2003Implementing Rules and Regulations of the “Philippine Plant Variety Protection Act of 2002” (Administrative Order No. 7, Series of 2003)
July 1, 2002Department Administrative Order No. 2, Series of 2002, Defining the Responsibilities and Liabilities of Manufacturers, Importers, Traders, Wholesalers, Distributors, Retailers and or their Agents, With Regard to Products Covered by Mandatory Product Certification and Prescribing Penalties for Violation Thereof
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
September 29, 1999Administrative Order No. 43 series of 1999, Current Good Manufacturing Practice Guidelines for Drugs
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)
October 14, 1991Administrative Order No. 111-B, Series 1991, Rules and Regulations to Implement Prescribing Requirements for the Veterinary Drugs and Products
August 30, 1991Administrative Order No. 111-c, Series 1990, Rules and Regulations on Dispensing of Veterinary Drugs and Products
April 15, 1991Administrative Order No. 105 Series of 1991, Requirement for Labeling Materials of Veterinary Drugs and Products
December 10, 1990Administrative Order No. 100, Series of 1990, Regulations for the Licensing Of Veterinary Drug and Product Establishment and Outlets
August 1, 1990Administrative Order No. 111-D Series of 1990, Guidelines on Advertisement and Promotions of Veterinary Drugs and Products
March 15, 1989Administrative Order No. 67 Series of 1989, Revised Rules and Regulations on Registration of Pharmaceutical Products
May 22, 1987Executive Order No. 175, Further Amending Republic Act No. 3720, Entitled 'An Act to Ensure the Safety and Purity of Foods , Drugs, and Cosmetics Being Made Available to Tile Public by Creating the Food and Drug Administration Which Shall Administer and Enforce the Laws Pertaining thereto', as Amended, and for other Purposes.
October 28, 1986Executive Order No. 51, National Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, Breastmilk Supplement and Other Related Products
January 24, 1984Administrative Order No. 76, Series of 1984, Guidelines to be Observed by FDA (BFAD) in Clearance of Name Relative to Food, Drugs and Cosmetics.
August 4, 1977Administrative Order No. 35-3, Series 1977, Amending Certain Provisions of Animal Industry Administrative Order No. 35 Dated September 23, 1975 Entitled 'Rules and Regulations Governing the Manufacture, Importation, Labeling, Advertising, Distribution and Sale of Livestock and Poultry Feeds and Feeding Stuffs
September 23, 1975Administrative Order No. 35, Livestock and Poultry Feeds Regulations