Clint Fabiosa & Ana Liza Villamor
HOW is a mark (“trademark” for goods or “service mark” for services) registered with the Bureau of Trademarks of the Intellectual Property Office (“IPO”)?
(1) The owner of the mark or his authorized representative files his application.
(2) The application is assigned to a trademark examiner who makes a substantive examination of the proposed mark as to: (a) whether there are similar marks filed or registered under the same class or for related goods/services earlier than the proposed mark; (b) whether the proposed mark is merely generic or descriptive of the covered goods/services; and (c) whether the mark is registrable under Section 123 of the Intellectual Property Code.
(3) The proposed mark is published in the IPO’s Electronic Gazette.
(4) If there is no opposition within 30 days from publication, a certificate of trademark registration is subsequently issued to the applicant.
(firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com)