Intellectual Property

The firm has a highly regarded intellectual property practice, advising both local and international clients in all relevant areas of intellectual property law as well as information technology law. It has a very broad client base consisting of local companies, multinational corporations, including leading multinational pharmaceutical and information technology companies, foreign law firms and professional groups.

The firm’s lawyers advise clients on licensing, advertising concepts and represent them in enforcing or defending rights under the unfair competition law. In particular, they advise major pharmaceutical manufacturers on medical advertisement law and compliance with requirements of health regulatory agencies. The firm’s full service capabilities enable it to ensure that the trademark, patent and copyright ownership and licensing structures sought are consistent with its clients’ tax and business objectives.

The firm maintains well-established professional relationships with overseas intellectual property practitioners as well as the Philippine Intellectual Property Office (IPO) which enable it to serve both international and domestic clients in the most cost and time effective manner. Certain lawyers in this practice area are very active in many international organizations on protection of intellectual property such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Trademark Association (INTA), International Bar Association (IBA) and Licensing Executives Society (LES) as well as the national patent and trademark associations.

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