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IPOPHL Hiring: Job Openings until August 9, 2022

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines shortened as IPOPHL, is a government agency attached to the Department of Trade and Industry in charge of registration of intellectual property and conflict resolution of intellectual property rights in the Philippines.

It was established under Republic Act No. 8293 also known as Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines, which took effect on January 1, 1998 during the administration President Fidel V. Ramos.

A career at IPOPHL means being in the service of innovation and creativity! Check out the opportunities in the dynamic field of intellectual property.

Seven (7) Intellectual Property Rights Specialist II (Salary Grade 13)

  • Plantilla Item No.:
    • IPOB-IPRS2-34-2021
    • IPOB-IPRS2-68-2021
    • IPOB-IPRS2-44-2021
    • IPOB-IPRS2-47-2021
    • IPOB-IPRS2-48-2021
    • IPOB-IPRS2-49-2021
    • IPOB-IPRS2-66-2021
  • Place of Assignment:
    • Office of the Director General – Enforcement Division
    • Bureau of Trademarks – TED V
    • Bureau of Copyrights and Other Related Rights – Accreditation and Standards Division
    • Bureau of Copyrights and Other Related Rights – Creative Sector Development Division
    • DITTB- IP Business Services and Dev’t Division
    • DITTB- IP Management and Technology Transfer Division
    • IP Academy – Training and Content Dev’t Division
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 4 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Eligibility: CS Professional/ RA 1080 for positions which require the practice of profession
  • Competency: Exemplifying integrity, Personal effectiveness, Promoting change, innovation and learning, Decision making, Teamwork, Communicating effectively, Delivering quality service (proficient in Microsoft Office)

Two (2) Attorney V (Salary Grade 21)

  • Plantilla Item No.:
    • IPOB-ATY5-5-2021
    • IPOB-ATY5-6-2021
  • Place of Assignment:
    • Office of the Director General – Policy Research and International Affairs Division
    • Bureau of Legal Affairs-Case Management Division
  • Education: Bachelor of Laws
  • Training: 40 hours of supervisory/management training and development intervention
  • Experience: 4 years of supervisory/management experience
  • Eligibility: RA 1080 (member of the bar)
  • Competency: Thinking strategically and creatively, Leading change, Building collaborative inclusive working relationships, Managing performance and coaching for results, creating and nurturing high performing organization

Five (5) Intellectual Property Rights Specialist III (Salary Grade 16)

  • Plantilla Item No.:
    • IPOB-IPRS3-67-2021
    • IPOB-IPRS3-57-2021
    • IPOB-IPRS3-31-2010
    • IPOB-IPRS3-66-2021
    • IPOB-IPRS3-35-2010
  • Place of Assignment:
    • Bureau of Trademarks – TED V
    • DITTB- IP Business Services and Dev’t Division
    • DITTB- IP Management and Technology Transfer Division
    • IP Academy – Training and Content Dev’t Division
    • FMAS- Strategy and Knowledge Management Division
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 8 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Eligibility: CS Professional/ RA 1080 for positions which require the practice of profession
  • Competency: Exemplifying integrity, Personal effectiveness, Promoting change, innovation and learning, Decision making, Teamwork, Communicating effectively, Delivering quality service (proficient in Microsoft Office)

Three (3) Intellectual Property Rights Specialist I (Salary Grade 10)

  • Plantilla Item No.:
    • IPOB-IPRS1-59-2021
    • IPOB-IPRS1-50-2021
    • IPOB-IPRS1-55-2021
  • Place of Assignment:
    • Bureau of Trademarks – TED V
    • Bureau of Copyrights and Other Related Rights – Copyright Services Division
    • FMAS- Strategy and Knowledge Management Division
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: none required
  • Experience: none required
  • Eligibility: CS Professional/ RA 1080 for positions which require the practice of profession
  • Competency: Exemplifying integrity, Personal effectiveness, Promoting change, innovation and learning, Decision making, Teamwork, Communicating effectively, Delivering quality service (proficient in Microsoft Office)

One (1) Attorney IV (Salary Grade 19)

  • Plantilla Item No.: IPOB-ATY4-8-2021
  • Place of Assignment: Bureau of Legal Affairs – OD
  • Education: Bachelor of Laws
  • Training: 8 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 2 years of relevant work experience (experience on Intellectual Property and other related field is an advantage)
  • Eligibility: RA 1080 (member of the bar)
  • Competency: Thinking strategically and creatively, Leading change, Building collaborative inclusive working relationships, Managing performance and coaching for results, creating and nurturing high performing organization

One (1) Attorney III (Salary Grade 17)

  • Plantilla Item No.: IPOB-ATY3-12-2021
  • Bureau of Legal Affairs-Adjudication Division II
  • Education: Bachelor of Laws
  • Training: 4 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Eligibility: RA 1080 (member of the bar)
  • Competency: Exemplifying integrity, Personal effectiveness, Promoting change, innovation and learning, Decision making, Teamwork, Communicating effectively, Delivering quality service (proficient in Microsoft Office)

One (1) Information Officer III (Salary Grade 14)

  • Plantilla Item No.: IPOB-INFO3-2-2010
  • Place of Assignment;: DITTB- IP Marketing and Communications Division
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 4 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Eligibility: CS Professional
  • Competency: Exemplifying integrity, Personal effectiveness, Promoting change, innovation and learning, Decision making, Teamwork, Communicating effectively, Delivering quality service (proficient in Microsoft Office)

One (1) Supervising Administrative Officer (Salary Grade 18)

  • Plantilla Item No.: IPOB-SADOF4-2-2021
  • Place of Assignment: Financial Management and Administrative Services – HRMDDEducation: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 16 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Eligibility: CS Professional
  • Competency: Thinking strategically and creatively, Leading change, Building collaborative inclusive working relationships, Managing performance and coaching for results, creating and nurturing high performing organization

One (1) Administrative Aide IV (Salary Grade 1)

  • Plantilla Item No.: IPOB-ADA4-2-2010
  • Place of Assignment: Financial Management and Administrative Services – Administrative Division
  • Education: Completion of two years studies in college
  • Training: none required
  • Experience: none required
  • Eligibility: CS SubProfessional
  • Competency: Exemplifying integrity, Personal effectiveness, Promoting change, innovation and learning, Decision making, Teamwork, Communicating effectively, Delivering quality service (proficient in Microsoft Office)

One (1) Planning Officer III (Salary Grade 14)

  • Plantilla Item No.: IPOB-PLO3-2-2021
  • Place of Assignment: FMAS- Strategy and Knowledge Management Division
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job
  • Training: 8 hours of relevant training
  • Experience: 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Eligibility: CS Professional/ RA 1080 for positions which require the practice of profession
  • Competency: Exemplifying integrity, Personal effectiveness, Promoting change, innovation and learning, Decision making, Teamwork, Communicating effectively, Delivering quality service (proficient in Microsoft Office)

How to Apply

It is the established policy of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) to strictly adhere to the principles of merit, fitness and equality in the selection of employees for appointment. Thus, we highly encourage all interested and qualified applicants including persons with disability (PWD), and members of the indigenous communities irrespective of sexual orientation and gender identities to apply.

Step 1: Prepare the following documents in PDF format

  • Application Letter – applications should be in writing and in PDF format signifying interest indicating the specific position title applying for, and plantilla item number addressed to:
Frisco L. Guce
Director IV
Financial Management and Administrative Services
  • Updated Resume with photo
  • Personal Data Sheet (PDS) – must be fully accomplished with photo taken within the last 6 months with size 4.5 cm. X 3.5 cm (passport size) – download form here
  • Work Experience Sheet (CS Form No. 212, Revised 2017) Download form here
  • Performance Rating in the last rating period (for government employees only).
  • Copy of the authenticated certificate of eligibility/rating/license – Some issuing offices may be offering online services for this. You may refer to the online services of the respective agency in charge of your certificate or license when available. Registration for log-in may be required.
  • Copy of Transcript of Records and Diploma

Step 2: Send via email

Email your application letter and all the documents listed to: careers@ipophil.gov.ph

APPLICATIONS WITH INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS SHALL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.

History of IPOPHIL

The Philippines’ intellectual property system dates back well into the Spanish and American colonial periods, earning the Philippines the reputation as among the first Asian countries to adopt laws on intellectual property.

1980s - 1997 A first mover in modernisation

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL)’s immediate predecessor was the Bureau of Patents, Trademarks and Technology Transfer (BPTTT), created via an executive order of President Corazon C. Aquino to re-organise the Department of Trade and Industry. Through this EO, the Philippine Patent Office - a post-independence agency created by President Manuel A. Roxas -  was converted to the BPTT, and the Technology Transfer Board (an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry) was abolished, with its functions adopted by the BPTT.

In this decade, the BPTTT slowly expanded, creating a Public Information and Assistance Unit to serve the public’s nascent interest in intellectual property information such as in patents, trademarks, and procedures in registration. 

The 1990s saw the increasing significance and advancement of the BPTTT in terms of function and competence: it was chosen as a member of the Inter-agency Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (PIAC-IPR), a project under the Office of the President of the Philippines to scale up promotion and protection of IPR.

The BPTT, notably, became a key advisor in the Philippine government’s negotiation of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) under the General Agreement on Tariff and Trade.

Atty. Emma C. Francisco, in 1996, took the reins from Atty. Ignacio S. Sapalo and became the first woman director of the BPTTT.

From the outset, Bureau Director General Emma Francisco enacted a vision of an automated and modernised intellectual property administration system: launching the Trademark Word Search System, with assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency.

2015- present Forging Ahead in the global IP Community 

Modernisation of services and facilities continues to be a landmark of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines’ services: in 2016, the array of online filing application facilities were launched to eTMFile, eIDFile and the eUMFile.

In an effort to facilitate and improve the system of classification of goods and services in trademark applications, IPOPHL joined at least 62 other countries and organisations in using TMClass in 2016. The online tool helps users to correctly classifying goods and services when filing a trade mark, and has a function that aids the user translate terms across 42 languages to check compatibility in participating IP offices. IPOPHL was already part of Asean TMClass.

Source: Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines

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