Espresso IP 4: Industrial designs in the Philippines

espressoIP-01Patents protect what’s inside a device. Trade marks protect your logos and symbols. But what protects the shape of the device itself? That would be industrial designs, the IP responsible for the distinctive shapes and designs of iPods, Beats headphones, and Hummers.

In this podcast, hosts Alexander Bayntun-Lees and Samuel Sabasteanski discuss the intellectual property laws governing industrial designs in the Philippines, including applications, examinations, and protection. As always, for more information on protecting your IP, send our South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk experts a message.

Espresso IP 004 – Industrial designs in the Philippines (Length – 3:56)

South-East Asia IPR Basics Series: Automotive industry IP in the Philippines

MP900405400The Philippines is home to manufacturing for a number of components of varying sizes for European automobiles. These parts form both the guts of the car–the plugs and wires that let it run–and the brains of the car–the chips and sensors that let it optimise its performance and incorporate smart tech.

In this article, we will address IP concerns for SMEs involved in the manufacture of these components for use in their own items or for sale to automakers, with a specific focus on smart car technology.

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Espresso IP 3: Patents in the Philippines

espressoIP-01Philippine-EU trade is booming. Underlying this thriving relationship are thousands of workers busy designing, manufacturing, and assembling appliances, car parts, electronic devices, and other high-tech items. Behind each of these innovations lies a novel idea–and protecting each of those novel ideas is a patent.

In this podcast, hosts Alexander Bayntun-Lees and Samuel Sabasteanski discuss the intellectual property laws governing patents in the Philippines, including applications, examinations, and protection. As always, for more information on protecting your IP, send our South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk experts a message.

Espresso IP 003 – Patents in the Philippines (Length – 5:21)

 

 

South-East Asia IPR Basics Series: IPR for the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Industries in the Philippines

MP900316320The mechanical and electrical engineering industries produce the components and products which carry us to and from work, power our phones, play our music, and facilitate every aspect of the modern lifestyle. In the Philippines, these industries form the lion’s share of bilateral trade with the EU.

Today we will examine some critical IP issues for SMEs operating in these industries in the Philippines as well as how to overcome those issues.

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South-East Asia IPR Basics Series: Semiconductor topographies in the Philippines

shuma2_163Semiconductors are the chips which function as silicon brains for modern electronics, including phones, appliances, cameras, and even automobiles. These small but powerful goods have become increasingly important as smart tech has reached into every facet of modern life.

Both as a manufacturer and an assembler, the Philippines is a major member of Europe’s semiconductor trade. In this article, we will take a look at how the Philippines categorizes and protects semiconductor IP.  As always, if you have any questions about protecting your IP, our experts are just a click away.

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