The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IP Philippines) has turned over the IP Case Database to its partner agencies in the National Committee for Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR).
The IP Case Database is a web-based application that provides real-time updating of IP violation cases filed with the Department of Justice (DoJ) by law enforcement agencies, and document tracking for the Philippine National Police (PNP), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Optical Media Board (OMB), Bureau of Customs (BoC), the DoJ, and IP Philippines.
"The IP Case Database is a central repository of data and information on intellectual property cases for strategic and tactical decisions of NCIPR members. We have embarked on this project in the interest of transparency in government operations," Atty. Adrian S. Cristobal Jr., Director General of IP Philippines, said.
The creation of the IP Case Database forms part of the nine-point directive of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her November 17, 2006 memorandum to the NCIPR, "IP Philippines shall maintain a database and enforcement monitoring system, and consolidate information and reports from other agencies."
In the PNP and NBI module, authorized users can search for existing warrants, draft new files of cases, and access the case master list. The general information field in the module contains details of warrants of arrest, and …