Phillipines

September 19, 2017

Philippines: Amended Rules/Regulations on Trademarks Effective August 1, 2017

Philippines:  Amended Rules/Regulations on Trademarks   Effective August 1, 2017 the Memorandum Circular No. 17-010 took effect which requires the DAU form to be filed at the following milestones:   Within three (3) years from the date of filing of the trademark application. Within one (1) year from the fifth (5th) anniversary of the registration of the mark, and Within one (1) year from the date of renewal; and Within one (1) year from the fifth (5th) anniversary of each renewal.   Please note that the new requirement of filing the DAU within one (1) year of renewal only applies to registered marks that are due for renewal on or after January 1, 2017, regardless of the filing date of the Request for Renewal.  The submission of the DAU within one (1) year from the date of renewal is required for maintaining the registration.   Source:  Mirandah Asia