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V&A LAW CENTRE, 11TH AVENUE CORNER 39TH STREET, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY 1634, METRO MANILA, MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Tel:
Work +63 2 988 6088
Fax:
Fax +63 2 988 6000
Email:
Web:
www.thefirmva.com

Ma. Sophia Editha Cruz-Abrenica

Tel:
Work +6329886088
Email:
Web:
www.thefirmva.com
Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law)

Work Department

Intellectual Property Department

Position

Junior Partner

Career

Atty. Cruz-Abrenica, a Junior Partner of the Firm, has more than ten (10) years of experience in IP prosecution for both trademarks and patents. She is a registered Patent Agent, having passed the Patent Agent Qualifying Examinations administered by the IPO and is a member of the Patent Committee of the AIPPI. She holds a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology and has solid scientific research experience as a result of her research studies in Belgium and Japan for six (6) years. With her strong technical background and unwavering attention to details, Atty. Cruz-Abrenica easily handles the bulk of the Firm’s patent applications and invalidation cases, with a current focus on helping generic pharmaceutical companies bring affordable products into the country. She likewise handles the trademark portfolios of several household brands such as Kia and Samsung.

Languages

English, Filipino, Japanese (conversational)

Member

Atty. Cruz-Abrenica holds membership in the following organizations: Integrated Bar of the Philippines (“IBP”), Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (“IPAP”), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (“APAA”), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (“AIPPI”), ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (“IPA”).

Education

Atty. Cruz-Abrenica obtained her Juris Doctor from the Ateneo Law School; a Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Research studies at Oita Medical University (Japan), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of the Philippines Diliman.


Philippines

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) provides 'excellent service' and is 'well versed in the full range of IP prosecution and litigation matters'. It acts in cases of IP litigation relating to trade mark infringement and unfair competition cases. The firm acts for Wagamama, Kawasaki and Byblos in relation to the protection and enforcement of their IP rights in the Philippines. Other clients include Innogen Pharmaceuticals, ABS-CBN, Kia Motors and Samsung Electronics. Bienvenido Somera, Jr heads the 'professional and responsive' team, and is supported by Katrina Doble and Ma. Sophia Editha Cruz-Abrenica.

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