IPOPHL Fast Track
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (Ipophl) plans to cut the time it takes to register trademarks, offering a “green lane” that will shave months off the timetable.This practice, which the agency said was inspired by its counterpart in Europe, means registration for trademarks could take only a month as long as they pass certain standards.
MANILA — The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.In a statement Tuesday, IPOPHL said it will implement the Joint Examination Track (JET) procedure for trademark applications, which is inspired by the best practices from the European Intellectual Property Office.“We will soon implement the Joint Examination Track procedure, where a group of senior examiners will immediately decide on a mark’s registrability on absolute grounds (Sec. 123 of the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines),” IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago said.
Ipophl plans to cut the time it takes to register trademarks, offering a “green lane” as IPOPHL Fast Track or Joint Examination Track (JET) procedure. (IPOPHL Fast Track)