The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (“IPO”) has issued its Revised Rules on Mediation Proceedings, amending Office Order No. 154, Series of 2010 which governed the rules on the referral of cases to mediation. The Revised Rules on Mediation Proceedings shall take effect thirty (30) days after publication in a newspaper of general circulation and posting in the IPOPHL website, or on 05 October 2018.
The key changes in the Revised Rules on Mediation Proceedings are as follows:
The full text of the Revised Rules may be accessed here.