Our strength in intellectual property is grounded on the broad range of services we offer to domestic and international clients. Our practice includes the registration of trademarks, service marks, copyright, patents and utility models with the regulatory offices in the Philippines, taking into account the diverse legal effects of international treatises (i.e., TRIPS, Paris and Berne Conventions) entered into by the Philippine Government. We have established a long and fruitful rapport with the concerned government agencies to effectively address our clients’ objectives.
In relation to the exploitation of intellectual property rights, we assist our clients in the evaluation, review, preparation, and negotiation of licensing (voluntary and compulsory), franchising, and technology transfer agreements.
We regularly advise our clients in the formulation and implementation of medium and long-term intellectual property rights protection programs. Our services include, among others: monitoring of infringing or confusingly similar works, marks, or inventions; opposition and cancellation proceedings; injunctive relief; and, intellectual property rights enforcement (civil seizure and search warrant proceedings). In this regard, our long and broad experience in intellectual property litigation and enforcement has benefited our clients in terms of effectiveness and minimizing the cost of protecting intellectual property rights.