An Act Amending Certain Provisions of Republic Act No 8293, otherwise known as the Intellectual Property Act of the Philippines, was signed into law on February 28, 2013.
It took effect 15 days after its publication on March 7, 2013 in two newspapers of general circulation.
A new office known as the Bureau of Copyright and Other Related Rights was created and added to the existing six bureaus of the IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). It also gives enforcement powers to the Director General (DG) and Deputy Directors General (DDGs) of IPOPHL.
This new bureau, which used to be a small unit in the National Library, has the following functions:
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