Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) over the weekend expressed its appreciation to lawmakers for passing the Philippine Creative Industries Development (PCID) Bill into law.
“Since the initiative to develop this measure began, IPOPHL has been in full support of and cooperation with Congress and the Senate to see this legislative measure come to fruition,” said IPOPHL director general Rowel Barba.
The PCID law mandates the creation of a long-term plan to promote and develop creative industries. It aims to spur efforts to sustain excellence in Filipinos’ creative endeavors through the protection of their intellectual property rights, among many other ways of support.
To deliver on these mandates, the law created the 19-member PCID Council, of which IPOPHL is part of as an ex-officio member.
The PCID Law will provide IPOPHL its much-needed boost in raising IP awareness across the creative economy and allowing sectors to protect their IP, especially their copyright and related rights.