The National Privacy Commission recently issued NPC Circular 17-01 on the registration of data processing systems and notifications regarding automated decision-making.
Under the Circular, covered Personal Information Controllers and Personal Infromation Processors should complete Phase 1 of the process for the registration of data processing systems by September 9, 2017 and Phase 2 by March 8, 2018.
A copy of the circular can be downloaded here.
The Philippine Intellectual Property Office recently issued the amended Rules and Regulations on Trademarks, Service Marks, Trade Names and Marked or Stamped Containers of 2017. One of the new the requirements of the amended regulation is the filing of a declaration of use within 1 year from the date of renewal of a trademark. The requirement applies to all renewal applications due on or after 1 January 2017, even if the mark has been renewed prior to the effectivity of the new regulation on 1 August 2017. The requirement applies to International Registrations designating the Philippines.