The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines prioritises IT infrastructure upgrades to enhance online services

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The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) aims to increase intellectual property (IP) filings by up to 10% this year, engaging with the global IP community to achieve this goal. Last year, the IPOPHL registered a new record high with 48,259 IP filings, and it is seeing an improvement in filings compared to the start of the pandemic.

To ensure the consistent availability of online services and smooth transactions, IPOPHL will focus on improving its IT infrastructure. The agency also aims to bring IP to more regions to ensure regional inclusive growth. IPOPHL director General Rowel S. Barba emphasised the importance of protecting high-value IP assets for a company’s long-term growth and competitiveness and noted that strengthening IP protection can benefit society.