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RULES AND REGULATIONS ON
INTER PARTES PROCEEDINGS
[PETITION FOR CANCELLATION OF A MARK, PATENT, UTILITY MODEL,
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, OPPOSITION TO REGISTRATION OF A MARK AND COMPULSORY LICENSING]
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INTRODUCTION   

RULE 1. DEFINITION OF TERMS   

SECTION 1  : Definition of terms  

RULE 2. INTER PARTES PROCEEDINGS, THE PARTIES TO THE PROCEEDINGS, JURISDICTION; PROCEDURE; EVIDENCE   

SECTION 1  : The contested or inter partes proceedings  
SECTION 2  : Parties in inter partes proceedings  
SECTION 3  : Original jurisdiction over partes proceedings  
SECTION 4  : Right of foreign corporation to sue in trademark or service mark
            enforcement action 
 
SECTION 5  : Jurisdiction of the courts in patent cancellation  
SECTION 6  : Rules of procedure to be followed in the conduct of hearing of inter partes cases  
SECTION 7  : Powers of Hearing Officer  
SECTION 8  : Workflow/procedure in inter partes proceedings  
SECTION 9  : Summons and answer  
SECTION 10: Pre-trial  
SECTION 11:  Dismissal for failure to prosecute  
SECTION 12: Conduct of hearings  
SECTION 13: Order of trial  
SECTION 14: Demurrer to evidence not allowed  
SECTION 15: Director or Hearing Officer not bound by technical rules of evidence  
SECTION 16: Judgment on the pleadings  
SECTION 17: Summary judgment  
SECTION 18: Transcript  
SECTION 19: Introduction of document belonging to another case  
SECTION 20: Case not to be discussed informally unless in presence of both parties  
SECTION 21: Equitable principles may be applied  
SECTION 22: Submission of memoranda and draft decision  
SECTION 23: Hearing Officer's report  

RULE 3. CANCELLATION OF PATENTS   

SECTION 1 :  Cancellation of patents  
SECTION 2 : Partial cancellation  
SECTION 3 : Requirement of the petition  
SECTION 4 : Notice of hearing  
SECTION 5 : The Committee of Three  
SECTION 6 : Effect of cancellation of patent or claim  
SECTION 7 : Patent found invalid may be cancelled  

RULE 4. CANCELLATION OF UTILITY MODEL REGISTRATION   

SECTION 1 :  Grounds for cancellation of utility model registration  
SECTION 2 : Procedure for the cancellation of utility model  
SECTION 3 : Effect of cancellation of utility model registration  

RULE 5. CANCELLATION OF DESIGN REGISTRATION   

SECTION 1 :  Grounds for the cancellation of design registration  
SECTION 2 : Partial cancellation  
SECTION 3 : Procedure  
SECTION 4 : Effect of cancellation  

RULE 6. PETITION FOR COMPULSORY LICENSING   

SECTION 1   :  Patents subject to proceedings for compulsory licensing  
SECTION 2   : Who may file petition for compulsory licensing  
SECTION 3   : Grounds for compulsory licensing  
SECTION 4   : Requirement to obtain a license on reasonable commercial terms  
SECTION 5   : When a petition for compulsory licensing may be granted even without
             efforts
to obtain authorization from the patent owner   
SECTION 6   : Notice to the right holder  
SECTION 7   : Compulsory licensing of patents involving semi-conductor technology  
SECTION 8   : Compulsory licensing based on interdependence  
SECTION 9   : Form and content of petition  
SECTION 10 : Notice of hearing  
SECTION 11 :  Publication of notice  
SECTION 12 : Grant of license  
SECTION 13 : Terms and conditions of compulsory license  
SECTION 14 : Amendment of compulsory license  
SECTION 15 : Cancellation of compulsory license  
SECTION 16 : Surrender of the amendment, surrender, or cancellation of the license  
SECTION 17 : Publication of the amendment, surrender, or cancellation of the license  

RULE 7. OPPOSITION TO APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF MARKS   

SECTION 1 :  Who may oppose  
SECTION 2 : Notice of hearing  
SECTION 3 : Contents of the notice of opposition  
SECTION 4 : Extension of period for filing the verified opposition  
SECTION 5 : Filing of an opposition in a form other than the original  

RULE 8. CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION OF MARKS   

SECTION 1 :  Who may file a petition for cancellation  
SECTION 2 : When may a petition be filed  
SECTION 3 : Contents of petition for cancellation  
SECTION 4 : Verification of petition  
SECTION 5 : Service of petition and notice of hearing  
SECTION 6 : Power of the Bureau to cancel the mark  
SECTION 7 : Effect of filing a suit before the Bureau or with the proper court  
SECTION 8 : Cancellation of registration  

RULE 9. RECONSIDERATION; APPEAL   

SECTION 1 :  Appeal to the Director General  
SECTION 2 : Grounds of and period for filing motion for reconsideration  
SECTION 3 : Contents of motion for reconsideration  
SECTION 4 : Action upon motion for reconsideration  
SECTION 5 : Resolution of motion  
SECTION 6 : Second motion for recosideration  
SECTION 7 : Partial reconsideration  
SECTION 8 : Remedy against order denying a motion  
SECTION 9 : Appeal to the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court  

RULE 10. EXECUTION OF DECISIONS PENDING APPEAL   

SECTION 1 : Order of execution  
SECTION 2 : Cancellation of patent is immediately executory  

RULE 11. JUDGMENT, FINAL ORDERS & ENTRY THEREOF   

SECTION 1 :  Rendition of judgment and final orders  
SECTION 2 : Entry of judgment and final orders  

FINAL PROVISIONS   

SECTION 1 :  Coverage 
SECTION 1.1. : Trademark applications pending on effective date of the IP Code; 
          
opposition; interference
SECTION 2 : Implementation 
SECTION 3 : Separability 
SECTION 4 : Effectivity 
 
   

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