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What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in the Philippines?

The sequence of the application procedure is as follows: 

  1. Examination – The trademark office will examine the application with regards to:
    • Formalities
    • Classification
    • Clarity
    • Descriptiveness
    • Distinctiveness
    • Deceptiveness
    • Conflict with earlier filed registrations
  2. Publication – The filing details will be made accessible to the public through publication in print and online.
    • Mark
    • Goods/services
    • Name and address of applicant
    • Citizenship and country of incorporation of applicant
    • Date and number of application
    • Trademark representation
  3. Registration – The trademark office will grant the registration once the prosecution is over and all oppositions are won.

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