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Intellectual property in the Philippines

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The organization responsible for the protection of intellectual property in the Philippines is the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.
Regional Organisations
Harmonization within the ASEAN and the APEC.
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Rules and Regulations on Inventions
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Law on Trademarks, Service Marks and Trade Names
10 years, renewable every 10 years
During the lifetime of the author and 50 years after his death Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
5 years, renewable twice  

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