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 Portfolios (DOST 500). Should you be interested, the following are the requirements for your reference (All forms may be downloaded at )

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

Additionally, TAPI would like to introduce 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. Furthermore, 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 local filling of the patent application. If you have inventions or researches that you want to file for patent application, we would gladly assist you and go straight to the filing of PCT application.

The DOST-500 project will be ending on June 30, 2021. Thus, we can 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 email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.