The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a self-funding specialized agency of the United Nations with 192 member states including the Philippines.

Since 1967, WIPO has been helping governments, businesses and society realize the benefits of intellectual property. As the steadfast partner of WIPO in the Philippines, the partnership has been marked by the following achievements:

  1. Philippines’ designation as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/IPEA) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty;

  2. Establishment of Innovation Technology Support Offices (ITSOs) all over the country, a crucial step in spurring future inventions and innovation;

  3. Deployment of the Industrial Property Administration System (IPAS), an IT administration system that fully automated the processing of patent and trademark applications in the IPOPHL; 

  4. Accession to the Madrid Protocol, an international agreement that has given Filipino trademark owners a cost-effective and easy access to a global trademark protection system for their trademarks;

  5. Institutionalization of the Heads of Intellectual Property Offices (HIPOC) Meeting that has provided the IPOPHL with a venue to interface with heads of other intellectual property offices and collaborate with them on various initiatives, capacity building activities for the IPOPHL, and South-South initiatives that has raised the profile of the IPOPHL as an office with the capacity to render technical assistance to other offices, among others.

These accomplishments are but a fraction of WIPO’s collective contribution that has led to the modernization, and wider utilization of the Philippine intellectual property system.


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WIPO offers a range of global services for protecting intellectual property (IP) across borders, and for resolving IP disputes outside the courts.

Seek patent protection in multiple countries by filing one international application. 

Register your trademarks in multiple countries by filing one international application.

Resolve IP disputes outside the courts, in a single neutral forum, saving significant time and money.


WIPO provides online facilities to connect intellectul property systems, share knowledge, and to keep up to date on your applications.

Get access to international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in full text format on the day of publication, as well as to patent documents of participating national and regional patent offices.

Research whether a mark / design similar or identical to yours already exists. Search before filing a trademark / industrial design application.

Follow the status of your international application or trademark registration, access detailed information on all trademarks registered and keep an eye on competitors’ trademarks

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