Intellectual Property, Franchising & Distribution

Our intellectual property law practice is the largest in the country, in terms of client base and range of services offered. These include basic rights protection such as trademark, copyright, patent and product registration; we help clients administer and maintain their property rights on an on-going basis through established systems and the support of highly-trained staff. We have expertise in licensing, technology transfer and similarly focused business transactions. We assist our clients in navigating the legal issues and concerns that have arisen with developments in science and technology, e-commerce and Internet-based transactions law, and have the experience and capabilities to continue providing them with responsive and creative support.

The group includes specialists in IPR litigation, including inter partes and other administrative proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office as well as cases with regular courts designated to try unfair competition, copyright infringement and other IPR cases.

The firm has been cited by Asialaw as the Philippines' IP firm for 2004-2005 and has often been cited in international surveys as a first choice for IPR counseling. Members of the group are included in lists of leading lawyers in the field and are active in international and local intellectual property organizations such as the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines and the Licensing Executives Society.