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News article25 November 20221 min read

IPOPHL’s GI rules now in effect, signaling strengthened protection and promotion of local products

After nearly 20 years of research and multi-stakeholder consultations, the Philippines is finally putting in place a sui generis system to protect geographical indications (GIs). 


This comes after the publication of the GI Rules & Regulations approved by Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) Director General Rowel S. Barba and prepared by the Bureau of Trademarks (BOT). 



Publication date
25 November 2022