Reply to Ricardo Blancaflor, Intellectual Property Office director-general

Posted at 02/15/2013 11:48 PM

Yesterday afternoon, reacting to my blog post about the amended RA 8293, IPO director General Ricardo Blancaflor gave an interview to ANC where he addressed some of the points in my article.

His office website also published a long “explanation” on the things I brought up.

Apparently stung by the story, the IPO has gone into overdrive and fired off several press releases and statements to the media.

Some people seem to think that with these responses the matter is closed, and I was mistaken.

Such is not the case, as this post will show.

In responding to Blancaflor’s response, I’ve taken the liberty of consolidating his statements, as well as that of his office, into several main topics.