DTI holds intellectual property rights seminar for Bataan entrepreneurs


BALANGA CITY — Every business has its own unique trademark and copyright in which other entrepreneurs can’t imitate.

This was the reminder of Buenaventura Marcelino, Jr. of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) during a session of the Small and Medium Enterprises Roving Academy of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bataan.

Entrepreneurs of the province were able to broaden their understanding on trademarks, patents, and copyrights protection.

“Patent is an exclusive right granted by IPOPHIL for a new or innovative product, process or an improvement of a product while copyright refers to a legal protection extended to the owner of the rights in every production in the literary, scientific and artistic domain,” Marcelino explained.

Participants also had a one-on-one consultation with Marcelino to check patents of their business in the IPOPHIL database.

“We focused topics on intellectual property rights in order to our reduce cases of intellectual property piracy recorded in our office,” DTI Bataan Business Development Division Chief Nora Reclusado said. (PIA 3)