Intellectual Property Rights holders can execute a General Power of Attorney (POA) authorizing its agent in the Philippines to represent them in applications and/or registrations before IP Philippines. One signed POA will be sufficient to cover present and future filings to be made in the name of the same applicant. However, a separate Power of Attorney has to be executed for patent and trademark cases. Under the Patent and Trademark Rules, a POA only needs to be signed. Notarization and legalization of the POA is not required.