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When should we submit the required DAU?

DAU is required in the whole process of trademark registration to ensure that mark is actually and continuously used in Philippines. Below is an introduction of when should the trademark applicant submit DAU

  • Third Year DAU: Within three (3) years from the filing date of the application;
  • Fifth Year DAU: Within one (1) year from the fifth anniversary of the registration;
  • Renewal DAU: Within one (1) year from the date of renewal of registration;
  • Within one (1) year from the fifth anniversay of each renewal.

As long as the trademark remains its registration, the applicant needs to submit DAU No. 3) and No. 4) in each renewed period of 10 years.

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