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Senior partner Alex Fider leads the team at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw). Clients include Alexander McQueen and the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

Baranda & Associates’ department is headed by Edmund Baranda, and is supported by trade mark expert Claire Corral. Schwan-Stabilo is a key client.

The ‘responsive, thorough and empathetic’ team at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia is led by Susan Villanueva and includes Patricia Bunye (‘highly competent’) and Divina Pedron. The firm is strong in contentious matters.

Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio’s ‘responsive and cost-effective’ department is headed by the ‘hardworking, empatheticEditha Hechanova, who is ‘one of the best IP practitioners in the Philippines’. Panasonic and Alpargatas are clients.

Renato Calma, Roane Lopez III and Virna Caringal-Divino are the key contacts at Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell, which acts for clients including GlaxoSmithKline, Emperador Distillers and the National Basketball Association.

Augusto San Pedro leads Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Leaño’s practice, which acts for clients including McDonald’s, Affliction, Levi Strauss and several pharmaceuticals companies.

The ‘excellent’ team at Quisumbing Torres counts Business Software Corporation, Novartis, Nikon Corporation and Potbelly Sandwich Shop among its clients. Bienvenido Marquez III and Divina Ilas-Panganiban lead the team.

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles’ practice advises clients on all aspects of IP work, including IT matters involving e-commerce, software and cyberspace.

Bulgari and Dyson Technology are two of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan’s recent client wins; they join a list that includes longstanding clients Colgate-Palmolive Company, Abbott Laboratories and Total. Enrique Manuel leads the team.

Bienvenido Somera, Jr leads the team at Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law), which is particularly strong in contentious matters. Clients include ABS-CBN Corporation and BDO Unibank.

Betita Cabilao Casuela Sarmiento’s practice handles licensing, transactions, litigation and enforcement relating to trade marks. Name partners Andre Betita, Pericles Casuela, Joseph Sarmiento and John Paul Cabilao are active practitioners.

Antonio Bucoy, Amando Miclat, Filemon Fernandez III, Erwin Fernandez and Bernard Flores are the key partners at Bucoy Poblador & Associates, which is particularly strong on patents.

Maria Villareal at Carag, Jamora, Somera & Villareal Law Offices is well respected by her peers. The practice handles patent and trade mark work for clients including the Motion Picture Association.

The key contacts at Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose are Noel Laman and Dina Lucenario, with Roberto Dio specialising in litigation.

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano’s practice is jointly headed by Manuel Gonzalez and Shirley Alinea. Posana Food Brands is a representative client.

Gilbert Reyes and Nick Villaluz lead the team at Poblador Bautista & Reyes, which acts for Novartis, Intel Corporation and ABS-CBN Corporation.

Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices assists clients with registering various IP rights, including utility model and industrial design rights. Gwen Grecia-de Vera, Joshua Paraiso and Fidel Valeros, Jr are recommended.

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