BPSU participates in national IP strategy regional public consultation

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The Intellectual Property of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) called for the second public consultation at F1 Hotel Manila, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City on October 17, 2017. The University was represented by Mr. Eduardo S. Tinao, Chairperson, Research, Extension and Training and ITSO Technical Staff.

In this concern, the project team of the National IP Strategy (NIPS) had generated initial landscape report based on their previous consultations. In analyzing the results of research, interviews, focus discussion groups (FDGs) and replies to the questionnaires, key considerations that are critical in achieving the NIPS goals, have been identified. These considerations are the proposed pillars of the Philippine NIPS and the review of the findings, issues, and challenges will be built around these pillars.

Pillar I. A robust, predictable, and efficient IP system with enforceable IP rights relies on the legal, institutional, administrative and judicial framework conditions.

Pillar II. Promoting as a guiding principle the balance between providing incentives to innovation and creativity and access to knowledge. 

Pillar III. Strong attention to the use of utility models (UMs), trademarks (TMs) and collective marks, geographical indications (GIs), industrial designs (IDs), trade secrets as well as TK and TCEs, which could, if harnessed properly, address inclusive innovation and development goals.

Pillar IV. Improved knowledge production/ R&D by the major generators of knowledge, i.e. RDIs and universities, and enhanced innovation performance through systematic commercialization efforts and effective institutional mechanisms.

Pillar V. A vibrant IP system benefitting from far-reaching, coordinated, and effective advisory and assistance programs that is actively engaged in supporting/addressing:

• inclusive industrial development goals and
• universal access to health care. 

Pillar VI. A copyright system that harnesses the huge potential of Philippine creative industries and the preservation of culture and heritage including TK, TCEs, and GR.

Pillar VII. An IP savvy nation with a strong creative and innovative culture

Pillar VIII. Continued active participation in the global IP system

Pillar IX. Creation of a high-level coordination body of stakeholders from government and private sector to implement an IP Agenda for Innovation and Creativity with buy-in at the highest policy level.

Thus, the proposed NIPS should be holistic in its approach with the combined strategic coordination to all stakeholders and with the support of various agencies- DOST, DTI, Dep Ed, CHED, DOH, DA ,DENR, DICT, NEDA and IPOPHL.