WHEREAS, Sec. 7 of Rep. Act No. 8293, also known as the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines ("IP Code") conferred upon the Director General the power of managing and directing all functions and activities of the Office, including the "establishment offees for the filing and processing ofan application for a patent, utility model or industrial design or a mark or a collective mark, geographic indication and other marks of ownership, and for all other services performed and materials furnished by the Office".;

WHEREAS, the existing schedule of fees was implemented way back in January 2004;

WHEREAS, the IPOPHL is rationalizing and streamlining its fee structure there being urgency for IPOPHL to make adjustments in order to: first, address inflation and rising operational costs and expenses, second, support additional mandates and services, and other developmental programs/projects and advocacies; and third, reduce or abolish redundant fees;

WHEREAS, in rationalizing it fees, the IPOPHL complied with all the requirements, including public consultations, set forth in DOF-DBM-NEDA Joint Circular No. 1-2013, also known as the "Implementing Rules and Regulations of Administrative Order No. 31 s. 2012, on the Rationalization of Rates of Fees and Charges, Increase in Existing Rates and Imposition of New Fees and Charges";

WHEREAS, the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry has approved the IPOPHL Revised Fee Structure;

NOW, THEREFORE, the IPOPHL Revised Fee Structure of 2017 IS hereby promulgated:

IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 16-012

IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 17-002 (Amendments to IPOPHL Memorandum Circular No. 16-012)