Recently, witnessed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine President Duterte, the Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Cooperation between the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines was officially signed in Manila.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding marks the formal establishment of bilateral cooperation between the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOP). In the future, both sides will strengthen cooperation in the fields such as high-level dialogues, experience sharing, patent examination, personnel training and automation.
The Philippines is an important country in Southeast Asia and plays an important role in the intellectual property issues in this region. At the same time, the Philippines is also one of the major countries receiving applications by Chinese applicants. The number of applications has been growing rapidly. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between SIPO and IPOPHL will play an important role in encouraging innovation, helping Chinese enterprises to "go global" and promoting economic and social development. (Translated from SIPO Website Chinese Version)