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Philippines Revamps Trademark Filing Rules

Law360 (April 30, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Philippines has issued new rules for trademark filings to facilitate opposition to registration applications, the Intellectual Property Office said.

Under the new rules, which will take effect on May 16, applicants will be required to submit all certificates of trademark, service marks, trade names and stamped container registrations for publication in the official gazette of the Intellectual Property Office before they can obtain final government approval.

The cost of publication should be paid for by the trademark or tradename applicant. Nonpayment of the publication fees...
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