The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) Learning Activities Workspace (ILAW) is the official e-learning platform of the IPOPHL to support its mission to build an inclusive intellectual property system serving the needs of Filipinos.
Through information technology, IP Learning through ILAW is where stakeholders can be educated and trained on intellectual property, gearing towards the IPOPHL’s vision of a progressive Philippines using intellectual property assets for inclusive economic and social development by 2030.
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) faced its greatest challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, as the ensuing community quarantine lockdowns curtailed many of our regular public interactions.
The lockdowns also accelerated the ongoing digital revolution as our people had to go online when meeting families and friends, buying daily essentials and groceries, and even finding entertainment as part of the stringent health and safety measures.
That’s why in 2022 and in line with our office’s digital transformation journey, our IP Academy launched the IPOPHL Learning Activities Workspace (ILAW), the first time an Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in Southeast Asia offered an online IP learning system to promote IP awareness.
And to further enhance our program, we’ve recently upgraded the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) that we utilize to teach those who’ve signed up for the ILAW’s online learning projects so that we can provide them with a better user learning experience.
With this initiative to digitalize IP learning, we ensure the health and safety of stakeholders while also creating a convenient environment for them to learn IP. More importantly, this is aligned with IPOPHL’s BRIGHT Strategic Goals with the aim of supporting IP learning initiatives in the ASEAN region.
As part of our mandate to protect our nation’s IP rights, IPOPHL believes that all avenues for IP education should be exhausted if we are to create an IP-conscious and IP-aware Philippines through balanced and effective IP learning and education.
IP awareness is also an essential step to increase creation and innovation among our people, as this will drive more inclusive socioeconomic growth and development in the country.
We hope that through ILAW, all of you will acquire the needed IP knowledge that will help in our collective nation-building efforts to create a better, brighter tomorrow for our people. - Atty. Rowel S. Barba, Director General, IPOPHL