Legal Patent Examples in the Philippines

A few months ago, I was having an interesting conversation with a fellow Philippine lawyer. He noted that the Philippine legal market is controlled by a rather strict “monopoly” on legal services. For instance, if you need a copy of a passport certified by a foreign embassy, chances are high that only the embassy will have it. Similarly, if you want a copy of your birth certificate you will likely only find one authorized copy in the country.

While we were talking, he also mentioned how he represented a major corporation that had tried to challenge this type of monopoly in the Philippines. His argument was that since the company’s products were international, it should be able to buy its way into the legal market. The Court denied the company this all-out attack on the law. So, what does this mean for those of us who are pursuing an education in the Philippines? Is there a legal monopoly for legal graduates in the Philippines?

Well, no, not exactly. As a matter of fact, it’s not surprising that many law students in the Philippines find that their courses and degrees don’t prepare them for the rigors of doing actual law practice. They lack the practical skills necessary to be an effective legal litigator in the Philippine State. However, there are a number of colleges and universities that provide the necessary training to law school grads in preparation for passing the bar exam. Some of these programs are quite expensive, but fortunately you can find some programs that are both affordable and relevant to the real world.

One of the best and most comprehensive legal studies programs you can look into is the University of San Carlos. Here, you’ll get a solid legal education, not to mention the benefit of a highly respected program. Students can also take a gap year abroad to work towards their American Law Education Degree. This will allow them to get a firm grasp on the American legal system while spending time in another country to study for the bar exam.

The University of Santo Domingo is also located in the Philippines, and like the others mentioned here is a very prestigious institution with a fully accredited program. This university offers a number of different programs from science, medical to engineering. It’s also home to the Trans Pacific Law Institute – arguably the most prestigious legal patent exam in the entire world.

Another great legal education program that’s offered by the University of Santo Domingo is the School of International Trade. This school emphasizes an international perspective on law and technology issues. This allows graduates to have a solid understanding of how legal systems and business technologies can impact the global marketplace. Graduates of this program can also consider working for the United States Patent and Trademark Office or US Office of Technology Management.

One of the most popular and well-known universities in the Philippines is the University of UP College of Engineering. The UP coursework is considered as standard for graduates from other universities in the country. Here, students are taught the basics of engineering, such as thermodynamics, kinetics, and fluid mechanics. Once students graduate, they can consider careers as mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, or construction engineers. With a strong foundation in engineering, it should be easy for graduates to find work as a mechanical engineer, an electrician, or a construction associate. As for the law, many graduates choose to become lawyers because of the need for good lawyers in malpractice and professional liability cases.

The Philippine government is also home to many examples of legal patent research and innovation. For instance, the UP faculty created the first university textbooks that include information on inventions. In order to qualify for copyright protection, books need to include the names of many inventor(s) and their works. A legal patent can be issued for up to 20 years; however, a longer duration is possible if the invention is unique. This is one reason why many businesses in the Philippines choose to follow the path of legal IP firms, as these firms handle all necessary legal documentation, and patent searches.