Call for Proposal (Local and International IPR Filing Assistance)

This is to inform you that the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) through the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) aims to provide assistance in protecting intellectual properties (IP) generated by the project “Support to the commercialization of 500 DOST-Generated Technologies and Strengthening the Country’s Intellectual Property and Technology Portfolio (DOST 500). Should you be interested, the following are the requirements for your reference (All forms may be downloaded at

  1. Patent/Utility Model
  • Request Letter
  • Invention Disclosure Form
  • Disclosures (e.g. Manuscripts/reports/ technical paper); and
  • Preliminary Search Report
  1. Industrial Design
  • Request Letter
  • Drawings showing all sides (right, left, bottom, top, front, back, and isometric/3D); and
  • Photo showing all sides if drawings are not available
  1. Trademark
  • Request letter; and
  • Trademark Application Form
  1. Copyright
  • Five (5) copies of the duly accomplished application form;
  • Five (5) copies of Deed of Assignment;
  • Two (2) copies of the material apply for copyright protection; and
  • Photocopy/Scanned Copy of recent IDs of the authors

Additionally, we would like to inform you that TAPI is introducing the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application assistance. PCT simplifies the filing of a patent application to different member countries in terms of effort, cost, and time. Further, it is a tool that reserves the applicant’s right to obtain a patent in a target country. DOST-TAPI will provide technical and financial assistance for this application.

Please note that filing for a PCT application is valid within one year after the local filing of the patent application. If you have intentions or researches that you want to file for a patent application, DOST-TAPI would gladly assist you and go straight to the filing of the PCT application.

The DOST-500 project will be ending on June 30, 2021. Thus, TAPI recommends only accommodate requests for PCT applications until April 30, 2021. Should you wish to avail of this offer, feel free to contact ITSO Program Manager, Ms. Glenda C. Rima (0919 001 3797) and/or ITSO Senior Science Research Specialist, Mr. Josel Lester S. Bonifacio (0916 313 3146) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your interest!


Please be informed that the WCG-IRB International Fellows Program is now open. 
International Fellows Program

The WCG IRB International Fellows Program is training the next generation of global research leaders and strengthening research protections, ethics, and practices around the world. Since 2002, WCG IRB has trained more than 200 scientists, researchers, and ethicists from more than 27 countries.

2021 Program Status: Currently Enrolling

The capsule is designed for global healthcare professionals who intend to improve institutional review board (IRBs) operation in their home countries.

The 2021 program has been designed to continue to provide broad-based research ethics and human subject protection training against the backdrop of the limitations imposed by the realities of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic which currently prevent in-person activities.

For more information (brochure and application form), please redirect to this link: 
Encouraging everyone to please apply!
Thank you for your interest.


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