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The Corporation Code of the Philippines

Year of Version:1980
Date of Entry into Force:May 1, 1980
Date of Text (Enacted):May 1, 1980
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Other, Trade Names
Notes:
Section 18 of the Corporation Code of the Philippines prohibits the use and registration of a corporate name with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) if the proposed corporate name is “identical or deceptively or confusingly similar to that of any existing corporation or to any other name already protected by law or is patently deceptive, confusing, or contrary to existing laws”.

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