In this second post on EU and US official views on IP protection in major SE Asian markets the focus is on Philippines.
The EU states that Philippines has improved its protection and enforcement recently and has moved from Priority 2 to 3 (and if it continues its current positive trajectory could in future be removed entirely). The USTR credited Philippines for adopting laws and enforcement practices to prevent unauthorised camcording, but says it still has slow opposition proceedings.
The Philippines has made great strides in IP protection in recent years. It is held up as the best example of building inter agency cooperation, through the efforts of the IP department and its NCAC inter agency enforcement team. The big test is whether this continues under the present government.