Date: 19 October 2017

Posted by: asJaucian



The Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OSETC) represented by Ms. Alyanna Joy S. Jaucian attended the public consultation hosted by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). It was participated in by relevant government agencies, private sector, innovation and technology support offices (ITSO) network, and various state universities and colleges (SUCs). It was the second part of the series of consultations following the first which was held in Davao and Cebu on 9 and 11 October 2017. The purpose of the consultation was to present and validate the initial report on the IP Landscape in the Philippines.


Director Carmen G. Peralta, Documentation, Information and Technology Transfer Bureau of IPOPHL delivered the opening remarks and gave an overview of the NIPS. She introduced the team behind the strategy, namely: Atty. Ireneo M. Galicia, NIPS Lead Consultant; Ms. Rowena S. Paguio, NIPS Consultant; Atty. Christine V. Lao, NIPS Researcher; Atty. Maricris Jan N. Tobias, NIPS Researcher.





The NIPS Team presented the nine (9) pillars on the said landscape, namely:


I.    A robust, predictable and efficient IP system with enforceable rights through legal, administrative and judicial framework conditions;


II.   Promoting balance between providing incentives to innovation and creativity and access to knowledge;


III.  Strong attention to the use of utility models (UMs), trademarks (TMs) and collective marks, geographical indications (GIs), industrial designs (IDs), trade secrets as well as traditional knowledge (TKs) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs);


IV.  Improved knowledge production/R&D by the major generators of knowledge, i.e. RDIs and universities, and enhanced innovation performance through systematic commercialization efforts and effective institutional mechanisms;


V.  A vibrant IP system benefitting from far-reaching, coordinated, and effective advisory and assistance programs that is actively engaged in supporting/addressing inclusive industrial development goals and universal access to health care;


VI.   A copyright system that harnesses the huge potential of Philippine creative industries and the preservation of culture and heritage including TK, TCEs, and GR;


VII.   An IP savvy nation with a strong creative and innovative culture;


VIII.   Continued active participation in the global IP system; and


IX.   Creation of a high-level coordination body of stakeholders from government and private sector to implement an IP Agenda for Innovation and Creativity with buy-in at the highest policy level.



The draft NIPS will be prepared on December 2017 and validation via regional consultations will continue on February – March 2018. The finalization of the NIPS and submission for Presidential approval will be on April 2018.