Launching of the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) Project

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The Intellectual Property of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) Project on May 30, 2017, Fermont Hotel, Makati City. Mrs. Arlene D. Ibaňez, ITSO Manager and Mr. Eduardo S. Tinao, Chairperson, Research, Extension and Training (Main Campus) attended the said launching of the NIPS Project.

The NIPS project aims to craft deliberate and focused strategic approaches to address issues and concerns that hinder the Filipinos from benefitting fully from the IP system. Representatives from the government agencies were present as strategic partners I the IP value chain. Sec. Ramon M. Lopez of the Dept of Trade and Industry (DTI), Sec. Fortunato T. dela Peňa of the Dept of Science and Technology (DOST) and. Dr. William Padolina, Project Manager, Philippine California for Advanced Research Institute (PCARI) and Deputy Director General Mario Matus of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) gave the keynote addresses.  Former President Fidel V. Ramos was also present to welcome and provide inspiration to the participants.

The following keynote speeches were presented:

  1. Developing an “MSMEs-Friendly” Intellectual Property Regime – Sec. Ramon M. Lopez (Dept of Trade and Industry)
  2. Science, Technology and Intellectual Property: Drivers of Innovation – Sec. Fortunato T. dela Peňab(Dept. of Science and Technology)
  3. Mainstreaming intellectual Property in Higher Education – Dr. William Padolina (Philippine California Advanced Research Institute)
  4. The National IP Strategy: Responding to the 4th Industrial Revolution – Deputy Director General Mario Matus (World Intellectual Property Organization)

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The afternoon session focused on the following discussions:

  1. Presentation of the Project on the Development of the National Intellectual Property Strategy of the Philippines- Director General Josephine R.  Santiago
  2. The Development of the Intellectual Property System in the Republic of Korea and Implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy – Mr. Hyun-suk Lim, Director, Korean Intellectual Property Office
  3. The Role and Experience of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Supporting the Development of National Intellectual Property Strategies: Methodology, Process and Tools – Mr. Ye Min Than, Senior Program Officer, World Intellectual Property Organization

The NIPS project hopes for the implementation of a national IP strategy anchored upon the broader national development framework to integrate IP into innovation, science, education, culture, trade and investment, health, energy, environment and other public policy and economic objectives of the government.