Philippines: Office Order No. 13-169, Series of 2013, Revised Rules and Regulations on Resolution of Public Performance Disputes

September 30, 2013

Philippines: The Office Order No. 13-169, Series of 2013, Revised Rules and Regulations on Resolution of Public Performance Disputes was issued by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on September 30, 2013, pursuant to the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (Republic Act No. 8293).

Sections 3 and 4 of the Office Order give the Director of the Bureau of Copyright and other Related Rights an exclusive original jurisdiction over these disputes while the Director General of IPOPHL exercises exclusive appellate jurisdiction. The Office Order also obliges the Director to refer the dispute to an Alternative Dispute Resolution Service for Mediation.