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This web page features the minimum attorney's fees in applications and cases involving
Trademarks, Trade Names and Service Marks
as well as
Copyright
as prescribed by the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines [IPAP],
the most prestigious organization of lawyers and practitioners engaged
in intellectual property law in the Philippines, of which Chan Robles is a member.


 



      MINIMUM ATTORNEY'S FEES
      FOR
      TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES AND SERVICE MARKS CASES
      AS OF MARCH 01, 1998
      [As Prescribed by the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines]

       
      TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES AND SERVICE MARKS
      1. Filling of application for original registration, per class............................................US$ 320.00
      2. Preparation of set of drawings or facsimiles.............................................................US$ 80.00
      3. Claiming convention priority...................................................................................US$100.00
      4. Filing of application for renewal of registration........................................................US$ 320.00
      5. Filing of divisional application.................................................................................US$ 150.00
      6. Request for extension of time to respond to official action...................................... US$100.00
      7. Response to official action.....................................................................................US$ 150.00
      8. Interview or conference with examiner not exceeding one[1] hour.......................US$ 250.00
      9. Request for suspension of action...........................................................................US$ 150.00
      10. Revival of abandoned application.......................................................................US$ 250.00
      11. Amendment to the application..............................................................................US$ 150.00
      12. Securing and transmitting owner's copy of certificate of registration.......................US$100.00
      13. Filing of declaration of use or non-use.................................................................US$ 250.00
      14. Recordal of assignment, licensing or similar document for one application/
         registration [excluding registration with the Documentation, Information and 
           Technology Transfer Bureau]..............................................................................US$ 200.00
      15. Search and report [per mark in one class]..........................................................US$ 200.00
      16. Recordal of change of name, address or other instrument 
            affecting ownership of marks, e.g., merger..........................................................US$ 150.00
      17. Late filing of required documents.........................................................................US$ 100.00
      18. Monitoring due dates for filing of required documents...........................................US$100.00
      19. Securing new certificate of registration based on assignment 
            or change of ownership......................................................................................US$ 100.00
      20.  Preparing and filing petition for voluntary surrender or cancellation, 
             amendment of disclaimer after registration............................................................US$100.00
      21. Obtaining substitute certificate of registration for the unexpired term 
            of the original registration due to amendment or disclaimer of a registration...........US$100.00
      22. Obtaining certification regarding registration or recordal 
             in the Intellectual Property Office.......................................................................US$ 100.00
      23. Other services not covered by the foregoing list...................................................US$100.00
      IPAP's Remarks on Attorney's Fees

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      MINIMUM ATTORNEY'S FEES
      FOR
      COPYRIGHT CASES
      AS OF MARCH 01, 1998
      [As Prescribed by the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines]
       
      COPYRIGHT
      1. Filing of original application with the National Library..........................................US$ 220.00
      2. Securing the certificate of copyright.....................................................................US$ 180.00
      3. Other services not listed above............................................................................US$100.00
         
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      IPAP's Remarks on Attorney's Fees

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      IPAP'S REMARKS
      ON
      ATTORNEY'S FEES

      [1]    The schedules of fees pertain only to work done in the Intellectual Property Office [formerly the Bureau of
             Patents, Trademarks and Technology Transfer or BPTTT]  and the Copyright Section of the National Library.

[2]    Fees in all inter partes proceedings are subject to agreement between the attorney and the
       client/correspondent.  In the absence of such agreement, fees will be charged based on the minimum rate
       of $100.00 per hour.
      [3]    The above fees do not include government charges and incidental out-of-pocket expenses.
      [4]    Extra fees may be charged for urgent work.
      [5]    Carrying charges which may be imposed on unpaid balances of ninety (90) days or more are reserved.


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