IPOPHL to help small firms apply for international patents

THE intellectual property office said it plans to assist small businesses applying for international patents under a partnership with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). The PCCI and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) signed a memorandum of agreement Monday to work on training business representatives and promoting the country’s intellectual […]

Release rate for small business assistance loans less than 20% by end of 2020

LOANS released under the government’s assistance program for small businesses have topped P2 billion to date, or under 20% of the program’s funding. The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Small Business Corp. (SB Corp.) was allocated P10 billion for lending to micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises under Republic Act No. 11494, the second stimulus […]