Madrid Protocol: Philippines require the filing of a declaration of use


Important <link http: edocs madrdocs en madrid_2013_18.pdf external-link-new-window external link in new>declaration notified by the WIPO on 17/06/2013: 

Holders of international registrations containing a designation of the Philippines must file declarations of actual use of the mark with evidence to that effect.  Such declarations must be filed directly with the Office of the Philippines, as prescribed by the applicable laws and regulations and upon payment of a fee:  
(a) within a three-year period, as from the date of the international registration or the date of the recording of the subsequent designation of the Philippines.  A one-time six-month extension of the three-year period to file the aforementioned declaration may be requested, provided that such request is filed before the expiry of said period;  
(b) within a one-year period, following five years as from the date on which protection was granted in the Philippines, as indicated in the statement sent by the Office of the Philippines to the International Bureau under either Rule 18ter(1) or (2) of the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement;  
(c) within a one-year period, following five years as from the date of each renewal of the international registration.