Copyright Registrations Hit Record-High in 2023

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) recorded a total of 6,522 copyright registrations in 2023, 76 percent higher than the 3,706 seen in 2022.


Over half (52.6%) of the total number of new registrations was attributed to the books, pamphlets, articles, e-books, audio books, comics, novels, and other writings category. Audiovisual works and cinematographic works (18.1%), as well as computer programs, software, games and applications (8.8%) also led the said increase.


This surge in copyright registrations mirrored IPOPHL’s active efforts to increase awareness on the benefits of copyright registration.


According to IPOPHL Director General Rowel S. Barba, registration certificates provide an “added layer of protection to copyrighted works”, on top of the copyright protection that is automatically granted upon creation of an intellectual property (IP).


New copyright registrants expressed their positive feedback on the quality of the registration process and the assistance of the staff.


IPOPHL will further amplify its initiative to promote intellectual property registration through roadshows and nationwide programs, such as the online IP registration system, and the  Copyright Plus Program, which supports projects that empower marginalized artists.


The full press release can be accessed here.

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