The Office accepts all the class headings of the Nice Classification.
|Representation before the Office||
In case of a refusal, a local representative with an address for service in the Philippines is required.
|Collective and Guarantee Marks||
Collective marks are registrable.
Recording of replacement will be made upon filing of a request with the Office. A fee of 606 Philippine pesos for each application is required. The rights acquired by the national trademark are not prejudiced.
If the mark subject of the transformation remains pending, the Office will continue with the substantive examination. If the mark is already protected in the Philippines, the Office will issue a certificate of registration for the mark without need of another examination. A transformation fee of 2,181.60 Philippine pesos per class is required.
1. Holders of international registrations containing a designation of the Philippines must file declarations of actual use of the mark with evidence to that effect. Such declarations must be filed directly with the Office of the Philippines, as prescribed by the applicable laws and regulations and upon payment of a fee:
The recording in the International Register of a trademark license related to an international registration has effect in the Philippines. However, within 2 months from the date of recordal by the International Bureau, the holder must submit a copy of the license agreement showing compliance with national requirements. Failure by the holder to submit the copy of the license contract shall render the recordal without effect in the Philippines. In the event that the license contract does not comply with national requirements, the contract shall not be enforceable.
Last updated on: July 1, 2013