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Empowering Startups: NEX Philippines holds Special Learning Session on IP with AIPO

The New Energy Nexus Philippines (NEX), in collaboration with the Protection and Education Group of the Ateneo Intellectual Property Office (AIPO), recently organized a highly informative learning session on intellectual property (IP) for the NEX cohort of startups. The session held on May 3, 2023 via Zoom provided valuable insights into the world of IP and its importance in the startup ecosystem. The online session was attended by 18 participants, mostly entrepreneurs, along with faculty members, students, and representatives from NEX.

New Energy Nexus is an international, non-profit organization that creates opportunities for energy businesses, startup founders, and other stakeholders to take an active role in the Philippines’ energy transition through entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Presented by Ms Madielaine Fatallo, Research Officer from the Protection and Education Group (PEG), and Ms Vanessa Malapit, Head of PEG - AIPO, the session highlighted the various aspects of IP protection. The presentation covered key topics such as patents, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. They provided practical guidance on the process of registering IP rights in the Philippines and internationally, as well as the potential benefits and challenges involved. The participants actively participated in the discussion, seeking clarifications on topics specific to their IP-related concerns.

This special learning session on IP provided an invaluable opportunity for startups to deepen their understanding of this aspect of their business. By equipping startups with knowledge and insights into IP protection, the session contributed to fostering a culture of innovation and sustainability in the startup ecosystem.


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