As Office of a Designated Contracting Party
The IPOPHL republishes notifications of international registration, subsequent designation, or renewal in its e-Gazette.
Absolute and relative grounds.
Notice of opposition must be filed within 30 days from the date of publication in the IPOPHL’s e-Gazette. The filing of the verified opposition may be extended for another 30 days by the Bureau of Legal Affairs on meritorious grounds. Upon motion by the opposer and based on justifiable grounds, an additional 30 days to file the verified opposition may again be granted.
|Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal||
Two months from the mailing date of the notification. The period may be extended (subject to the payment of a fee) for a period of another two months provided the request is made within the initial two months.
|Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office||
Ex-officio provisional refusal:
Last updated on: July 1, 2013