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Intellectual Property Policy

     In this Intellectual Property (IP) Policy, the University shall also strive to accomplish the following specific objectives to:

     Nothing in this IP Policy shall modify, amend, derogate or prejudice intellectual properties that will be owned by employees or the University under the IP Code and other existing and related laws.

Intellectual Property (IP)

Refers to creations of the mind, such as:  inventions; literary and artistic works; symbols; names and images used in commerce.  It is categorized into two:  (i) industrial property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications; (ii) Copyright covers literary and artistic works, architectural designs, and books.

Intellectual Property Right (IPR)

Refers to the right of the Researchers, Innovators, Inventors, or Instructional Materials developers that aims to ensure that the work is due recognized and credited to them as a product of steadfast effort to generate new knowledge.  IPR can be a Copyright, Trademarks, Patents, and Utility Models.


Is a form of Intellectual Property (IP) which protects the rights of authors and creators of literary and artistic works.  It is a legal protection extended to the owner of the rights in an original work.

Original work refers to every production in the literary, scientific and artistic works enumerated in the IP Code that includes books and other writings, musical works, films, paintings and other works, and computer programs.


Is a tool used to differentiate goods from services.  It can be one word, a group of words, sign, symbol, logo, or a combination of any of these.  It is considered as a very effective tool that makes the public remember the quality of goods and services.  Once a trademark becomes known and liked, the public will patronize the products and services.  In some cases, the owner of the trademark may earn revenues by licensing its use by another person or by franchising agreements.


Is a grant issued by the government through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).  It is an exclusive right granted for a product, process or an improvement of a product or process which is new, inventive, and useful.  This exclusive right gives the inventor the right to exclude others from making, using or selling the product of his invention during the life of the patent.  It has a term of protection of twenty (20) years providing an inventor significant commercial gain.  In return, the patent owner must share the full description of the invention.  This information is made available to the public in the form of the Intellectual Property Official Gazette and can be utilized as basis for future research and will in turn promote innovation and development.

Utility Model

Is a protection which is designed to protect innovations that are not sufficiently inventive to meet the inventive threshold required for standard patents application.  It can be any useful machine, tools, product, composition, process, improvement of the existing one or part of it that is of practical utility, novelty, and industrial applicability.

IP Policies

Are the policies on Intellectual Property of Bukidnon State University and its amendments.


Refers to a person employed by the university including employees, students and technical staffs.  refers to the natural person who originates, gives existence to or expresses an idea and transforms it into some tangible form under copyright law.


Refers to the researcher who created, or contributed to the creation of the Intellectual Property.

Technology Licensing Office (TLO)

Is an office or unit of a university that is tasked primarily to manage the university’s IP portfolios and undertake licensing and commercialization activities of the university’s IP assets.


Refers to the process of making changes to something already established by introducing something new.  It can mean finding any way you can to reach all your students

and other clients become engaged and excited to learn in a safe place to make mistakes, take risks, ask questions and become productive in their future careers.


Refers to a machine, a tool, or system that someone has made, designed, or thought of for the first time which in effect changed the way people do things in relation to its usefulness.

Still to be decided: Commercialization” means any form of exploitation of Intellectual Property, including   assignment, licensing, internal exploitation within the University and commercialization via a spin­off enterprise or any form of utilization of IP intended to generate value, which may be in the form of a marketable product, process or service, commercial returns, or other benefit to society.  Commercialize is similarly defined.

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