Flow of trademark registration each country(The Philippines)

In the Philippines you must submit Declaration of Actual Use (DAU) 4 times, e.g. (1) within 3 years after the trademark application is filed, (2) after 5 years but before 6 years after the registration date, (3) within 1 year from the date of registration renewal, and (4) during the period from (5) years to (6) years from the date of registration renewal.
Even though the trademark is registered, the submission of DAU is must. If you fail to submit DAU in timely fashion, the trademark registration may be stuck out. In addition, DAU must be certified by a notary public in home country of the applicant.

Flow of trademark registration

1. Application
2. Formality examination
3. Public notice
4. Registration certificate

Necessary documents

  • Application form
  • Trademark sample
  • Special Power of Attorney (SPA)* only if the applicant is not the resident of the Philippines or has no office in the Philippines
  •  Priority Certificate * must be submitted within 3 months from the date of application


  • Time required for registration … about 8 months up to 1 year and a half
  • Renewal … every 10 years
  • Affiliation to the Madrid Protocol… 25th April, 2012