The government established the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on January 1, 1998, under Republic Act No. 8293, also known as the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines. IPOPHL is responsible for the administration and enforcement of intellectual property rights in the country.
It registers and grants patents, trademarks, and copyrights and provides assistance to individuals and companies in protecting their intellectual property. Additionally, IPOPHL conducts research, education, and advocacy programs to promote intellectual property awareness and protection in the Philippines.
It also enforces intellectual property laws and regulations and plays a crucial role in promoting innovation and creativity in the country by supporting the intellectual property rights of individuals and businesses.
While the main office of IPOPHL is in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, there are IPOPHL-accredited agents and lawyers who can assist individuals or businesses in filing applications for intellectual property protection.
While there is no IPOPHL branch or office located in Tagum City to the best of my knowledge, these agents and lawyers can represent clients before IPOPHL and provide legal advice and assistance on intellectual property matters.