What enforcement measures can be taken to prevent or stop IP infringement?
A complaint from right holders about IP violation or a report from the public may be ﬁled with the IPOPHL-IEO. The IPOPHL- IEO is empowered to issue warning letters as well as blocking, visitorial or compliance orders against the infringer.www.pcbpa.com
A civil search-and-seizure order may also be applied for at the courts even before a civil action for infringement is ﬁled. The applicant will be required to post a bond to be determined by the court. A case must be ﬁled within forty-ﬁve (45) calendar days from the time of the issuance of the writ otherwise the court will lift the writ and order the return of seized goods. An application for a search warrant may also be ﬁled in court by the law enforcement agency. Once issued, law enforcement agents will conduct a raid, search the premises where the infringement is taking place, and seize infringing objects.