Deadlines for all papers, pleadings, documents, and payments at the Intellectual Property Office (IPOPHL), falling due from 16 March 2020 to 15 May 2020, have been extended.Continue reading
The Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. (FILSCAP) threw its support behind the proposed “OPM Development Act of 2014” (House Bill No. 4218), sponsored by Rep. Teddy Brawner Baguilat. The stand of FILSCAP is explained in this Q&A, reproduced here with permission.Continue reading
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10372
AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8293, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES”, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
SECTION 1. Section 6 of Republic Act No. 8293, otherwise known as the “Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines”, is hereby amended to read as follows: Continue reading
It’s official — the amendments to the Intellectual Property Code will soon come into effect. On 28 February 2013, President Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic Act No. 10372 [full text], which is an Act Amending Certain Provisions of Republic Act No. 8293, otherwise known as the “Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines”, and for Other Purposes. It will come into full force 15 days after its publication in at least two newspapers of general circulation.
Copyright infringement was previously governed by Presidential Decree No. 49. At present, all laws dealing with the protection of intellectual property rights have been consolidated under Republic Act No. 8293. Notwithstanding the change in the law, the same principles are reiterated in the new law under Section 177. It provides for the copy or economic rights of an owner of a copyright as follows:Continue reading