The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO) recently issued IPO Memorandum Circular No. 2022-013 or the Amendments to the Rules and Regulations on Inter Partes Proceedings ("Amended Rules"), which will take effect on 30 June 2022. In view of the objectives of the IPO to modernize the rules and procedures in the adjudication of intellectual property (IP) cases or disputes and to ensure accessibility of services, resiliency and cost efficiency, the Amended Rules were promulgated to further streamline the procedures in inter partes cases.
- Publication date
- 9 June 2022