Tarlac MSMEs attend Intellectual Property Rights training

About 38 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Tarlac attended a training on Intellectual Property Rights in Business.

It was organized by Department of Trade Industry (DTI) in partnership with Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

DTI OIC-Provincial Director Florencia Balilo explained that Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind. 

It can be an invention, a design, a brand name, or a literary and artistic work.

“This seminar aims to increase the awareness of the MSMEs on the importance of protecting their Intellectual Properties and how their business could benefit from it,” Balilo furthered.

In the Philippines, the ownership of ideas can be protected through the IPOPHL.

Barry Marcelino of IPOPHL, who served as the resource speaker, focused his discussion on patent, trademark, and copyright. 

“Intellectual Property registration being costly is a misconception,” Marcelino emphasized.

Finally, Balilo thanked the MSMEs for positively responding to the programs of the department.

“DTI will continue and will never get tired of creating programs that will level up the MSMEs which in effect will lead to the betterment of our country,” she assured. (CLJD/GLSB-PIA 3)