Intellectual Property

Our firm provides counsel and representation in the prosecution of trademark, patent (i.e. inventions, industrial designs, and utility models), and copyright applications and registrations, including drafting Search or Non-Infringement Opinions, Freedom to Operate Reports, and Third Party Observations.

 

Clients in the telecommunications, automotive, retail, food and beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and entertainment industries have afforded us opportunities to excel in this practice area.

 

In addition, we have extensive experience in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts and agreement involving intellectual property rights, such as: license agreement; technology transfer agreements; clinical trial agreements; and compliance certification for licensing agreements and other IP-related matters.

 

The Firm's IP department also handles civil and/or criminal suits for infringement and unfair competition before regular courts, which include the conduct of raid or search and seizure activities against infringers and unfair competitors; Inter Partes cases, such as Opposition and Petition for Cancellation of Marks, and other administrative actions before the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines and the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines.