The Supreme Court recently issued amendments to the Rules of Procedure for Intellectual Property Rights Cases. The 2020 Revised Rules of Procedure for Intellectual Property Rights Cases (Revised Rules) will take effect on 16 November 2020. In light of the objectives of the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (IP Code) to develop domestic and creative activity, to facilitate transfer of technology, to attract foreign investments and to ensure market access for local products, the Revised Rules were promulgated to expedite the resolution of disputes involving trademarks, patents, copyrights and other intellectual property (IP) rights.
Concerned individuals or entities must take note of the various requirements and changes introduced by the Revised Rules in relation to the resolution of various IP rights cases in the Philippines.
Quisumbing Torres is able to advise on all kinds of disputes involving trademarks, patents, copyrights and other IP rights, and may assist in navigating the Revised Rules to ensure that benefits from the same are maximized and effectively availed of.