News and Updates

Mandatory Online Filing and Payment
IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-036
  • effective September 1, 2020, filing, submission and payments transactions will be done online
  • only those payment transactions with Php 100,000.00 and above will be processed at the main IPO Office
  • entry at the receiving area will be limited to 75 clients/visitors per day
  • cashier and receiving counters will be open from 8:00am to 3:00 from Mondays to Thursdays only.
Revised Rules on Accreditation of CMO*
IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-026
  • Revised rules and regulations for the accreditation of CMO and similar entities
Collective Management Organization (CMO) – a non-stock, non-profit local or foreign organization, duly accredited by IPOPHL, which has for its sole and principal purpose the exercise of copyright or related rights on behalf of more than one right holder, for the collective benefit of the said right-holders
Revised Copyright Registration Rules*
IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-025
  • Revised rules and regulations on the manual and online registration of copy righted works and the recordation of deeds of assignment, transfer, and exclusive license
Copyright Rules for the Government*
IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-024
  • Rules and regulations on the copyright of all works created and used by the Philippine government
Rules on Resale Rights*
IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-023
  • Implementing rules and regulations on the sale or lease of an author/creator’s original works of painting, sculpture or manuscript.
Public Performance Disputes*
IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 2020-022
  • amended rules and regulations on the resolution of disputes on the terms of a license and right of the author/creator to public performance or other communication of his works
*These revised rules will be effective starting September 5, 2020
For concerns, contact the following IPOPHL department:
General information and all Bureaus - Tel. No. (02) 7238-6300
Bureau of Legal Affairs - Email:
Bureau of Copyright and Related Rights - Email:
Bureau of Patents - Email:
Bureau of Trademarks - Email:
Documentation, Information, & Technology Transfer Bureau - Email:
IT-related issues - Email:
Online payments - Email:
Technology transfer and filing matters - Email:
Source:  Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
IPOPHL MC No. 2020-036
Mandatory Online Filing and Payment
IPOPHL MC No. No. 2020-026
Revised Rules and Regulations on Accreditation of CMO and Similar Entities
IPOPHL MC No. 2020-025
IPOPHL MC No. 2020-024
Copyright Rules and Regulations for the Government
IPOPHL MC No. 2020-023
IRR on Resale Rights
IPOPHL MC No. 2020-022
Revised Rules on Public Performance Disputes
Compiled by: Abad, R. et al. 
PFA Secretariat