DTI launches Intellectual Property satellite office PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 05 August 2018 15:33

by RG ANTONET GO

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has launched its Intellectual Property (IP) satellite office in Zamboanga to cater to those who want to patent their respective works.

Engr. Emmanuel M. Mendoza, Area Manager- IP field operations, said that the office in Zamboanga City is the fourth satellite office in Mindanao. Three others are located in Davao, General Santos, and Cagayan de Oro.

The office is open for those who want their works to have copyright, patent, and trade mark. Applications will be received in this city and will be forwarded to their Manila office.

Applicants will fill up forms and pay the corresponding fees: P560 for  copyright, P5,000 for patent, and P3,500 for trademark.

Things that can be copyrighted are books, songs, and audio visual works. For patent, machines, formulation or food while for trademarks they can trademark their respective logos.

“This will prevent somebody from imitating or duplicating your work if you have the exclusive rights,” Mendoza said.

Aside from having the exclusive rights, you can dictate the price and you can market your product easily.

Micro, small, and medium enterprises who would like to patent, copyright, and trademark can now do it in Zamboanga  City. (RGAAGo)