REQUEST FOR A COMMERCIAL PATENT SEARCH

Step 1

Send a letter of intent to request for patent search via email to joyce.nodado@ipophil.gov.ph or wilfredo.calaguan@ipophil.gov.ph

Reminder:

  • Your email subject should write as Patent Search Request

Step 2

Fill out the form and send via email to: joyce.nodado@ipophil.gov.ph or wilfredo.calaguan@ipophil.gov.ph

Reminder:

  • IPSDD will send the search request form.
  • Attachment should be in PDF or JPG file.
  • You should be able to receive a message acknowledging your request and documents submitted within an hour.

Step 3

Pay the amount as indicated in your SOA

Note:

  • Your SOA will be sent to you via email
  • Payment should be made within 30 days from the date of SOA at the IPOPHL Cashier

Step 4

Send a scanned or photographed copy of the stamped paid SOA along with the OR via email to: joyce.nodado@ipophil.gov.ph or wilfredo.calaguan@ipophil.gov.ph

Your patent search report will be ready within 7 working days for equivalent and compound per se searches, and 20 working days for a comprehensive search. It will be sent to you via email.

PROCESS FLOW

FILING FEES

State of the Art Search and Related SearchSmall Entity (with 100M worth of assets or less) Big Entity (with more than 100M worth of assets)
Equivalent Search and/or Compound per se Search3,250.003,900.00
Comprehensive Search14,500.00 17,400.00
Patent Mapping (New Fee)N/A 65,250.00
Complex Trademark Search4,600.00 5,520.00
Consultation & Guided Public Search (per hour) with use of Internet Facilities and Commercial Databases125.00250.00
   

Note: Filing Fees are exclusive of 1% Legal Research Fund (LRF).  Other charges may apply depending on the progress of your application. For full set of fees, refer to: Schedule of Fees