With the theme ”Intellectual Property (IP) and MSMEs: Our Road to Recovery,” our month-long celebration will be devoted to driving more MSMEs to create, protect and commercially optimize their IPs, help them integrate IP strategies into their business models, and eventually realize the exclusive rewards and competitive advantage they can enjoy form their IP assets.

By helping MSMEs turn their trademarks, copyright, patents, utility models and industrial designs into assets for growth, IPOPHL hopes to contribute to the recovery of our resilient and strategic MSMEs during the ongoing pandemic and even beyond.














The two heads facing opposite each other symbolize IP––in orange, to denote creativity––and MSMEs––in yellow, to denote their positive energy and optimistic outlook for growth.

Their back-to-back orientation aims to signify that IP and MSMEs can support each other: IP underpinning MSMEs’ competitiveness and MSMEs enhancing their IPs through adequate investment. With this convergence, IP and MSMEs can lead the journey towards a brighter future, not only to recovery but to lasting growth for the benefit of entire country.

The Director General’s Message in the Celebration of the
National Intellectual Property Month 2021

Despite the challenges brought by COVID-19 to our country and to our MSMEs, the gradual re-opening of markets in recent months have been a very good sign.

But with uncertainties continuing to linger due to the pandemic, MSMEs are doing a great deal of cost-cutting. It is of course only prudent for them to ensure that each penny has a positive effect on their businesses. However, we at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines or IPOPHL advise against cutting costs on critical investments so that you do not let growth opportunities pass.

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iLEAP IP – Introduction to Patents, Utility Models, and Industrial Designs
May 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) continues to deliver intellectual property (IP) learning programs to Filipinos through the iLEAP IP webinar series.

Each session focuses on one IP right with the aim to help participants to understand the different IPRs and how to have their IP assets registered with the IPOPHL.

iLEAP IP registration is free but is limited to 200 slots per session.

Webinar participants who are able to meet the following criteria will be issued a Verified IPOPHL Certificate of Participation:

  1. Full 120-minute attendance to the webinar;
  2. Obtain at least 75% in the post-test; and
  3. Submission of the feedback form.

Language of Instruction: English and Filipino

For inquiries and related concerns, please email dittb@ipophil.gov.ph.

iLEAP IP x Inventor Assistance Program:Introduction to Patent Search and Patent Drafting*
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The iLEAP IP x Inventor Assistance Program (IAP) Webinar* for inventors and technology developers will tackle the basics of patent search and patent drafting. To maximize the session, only those who have been able to complete one iLEAP cycle and those who intend to file their own patent or utility model will be given slots to the webinar.

* Note: IP agents will not be allowed to join the iLEAP x IAP session as it is intended for inventors