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22/F-26/F ACCRALAW TOWER, 2ND AVENUE, CORNER 30TH STREET, CRESCENT PARK WEST, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, 0399 TAGUIG, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
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Work +63 2 830 8000
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Fax +63 2 403 7007/7009
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Web:
www.accralaw.com
Cebu, Davao, Manila

Alex Ferdinand S Fider

Tel:
Work (632) 830 8000
Email:
Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Senior Partner Practice Areas: E-commerce, Technology & Science | Intellectual Property | Internet Law

Career

Mr. Fider assisted foreign and local clients in the fashion, sportswear, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, lubricants, house ware, electrical appliance, music and food chain industries in the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property (IP) rights in the Philippines. He has advised international organizations including the EC-ASEAN Intellectual Property Cooperation Program (ECAP II), the Japan Export Trade Organization and the International Rice Research Institute on matters involving IP rights in the Philippines. He is consistently cited in prestigious publications including Chambers and Partners, Managing IP and Asia IP as a leading Philippine IP lawyer. He is the Head of the Intellectual Property Department of ACCRALAW.

Languages

English and Filipino

Member

He is former President of the Licensing Executive Society of the Philippines. He is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines and the British Alumni Association.

Education

He obtained his Master of Laws (1990) degree in the subject grouping Commercial and Corporate Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College (now Queen Mary College), University of London where he read Industrial and Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law, International Trade Law and Commercial Conflicts of Law. He received his Bachelor of Laws (1986) and Bachelor of Arts (1982) degrees from the University of the Philippines.

Leisure

Law Professorial Positions & Legal Publications: His scholarly works include the Philippine Chapters of the authoritative textbooks – (1) “Intellectual Property Law in Asia”; (2) “The Protection of Well-Known Marks in Asia”; (3) “Parallel Imports in Asia”; (4) “Copyright Law and the Information Society in Asia” and (5) “Enforcement of Patents.” These books were published by Kluwer Law International (London) as part of the Max Planck Series on Asian Intellectual Property Law. He co-authored the report entitled “Intellectual Property Rights: Problems and Proposals in Prosecution Techniques (Philippines)”. The EC-ASEAN Intellectual Property Cooperation Program (ECAP II) commissioned the preparation of the report. He was a guest lecturer at the University of Asia and the Pacific, Pasig, Metro Manila where he taught Intellectual Property Law.


Philippines

Intellectual property

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Alex Fider - Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw)

Within: Intellectual property

Alex Fider leads the practice at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw), which provides the full range of IP services and engages in contentious and non-contentious work. The firm has advised clients such as the San Miguel Corporation and BP on a range of IP matters, including administrative registration, licensing, franchising, data protection, and cybercrime prevention matters.

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Alex Fider, John Paul Gaba, Richmond Lee and Jose Genilo are the key figures within the team at Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw). The practice is experienced in handling issues involving internet privacy, fraud and online commercial transactions, as well as providing advice on regulatory matters.

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