The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines climbed to 9th place in the World Trademark Review’s 2021 IP Office Innovation Ranking from 24th spot in 2020, making the Philippines the only developing country to have an IP office in the top 10 of 60 offices ranked worldwide.
IPOPHL made what the WTR dubbed “an impressive rise,” which also put it ahead of the IP offices of Japan and the US. The office enjoys its spot along with Spain and Switzerland.
“The good news delivered by the WTR report demonstrates IPOPHL’s adoption of innovations to cope with the pandemic and ensure we can continue to serve the public,” said IPOPHL director-general Rowel Barba.
IPOPHL, amid the pandemic, fast-tracked improvements to protocols to allow services online, such as end-to-end registration, mediation, filing of IP violation complaints and other office actions. IPOPHL also launched its Business Intelligence v2.0 online platform, which incorporates cutting-edge machine learning/artificial intelligence to improve its big data analytics capabilities.