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9TH, 10TH, 11TH & 12TH FLOORS, ONE ORION, 11TH AVENUE, CORNER UNIVERSITY PARKWAY, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY 1634, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Tel:
Work +63 2 810 5858
Fax:
Fax +63 2 810 3838
Email:
Web:
www.cruzmarcelo.com
Manila, Manila

Patricia A. O. Bunye

Tel:
Work +632 8105858
Email:
Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Work Department

Senior Partner | Deputy Managing Partner for Administration

Position

•Intellectual Property •Mining and Natural Resources / Energy

Career

Ms. Bunye heads the Mining & Natural Resources Department and the Energy practice group, and is also a Partner in the Intellectual Property Department. Her Intellectual Property practice is focused on trademarks and IP commercialization, including licensing and franchising, and the registration of food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products with the Food & Drug Administration.

Member

She is the Immediate Past President of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) after having served as President  [2016-2017], President-Elect [2015-2016], Vice President [2011-2013] and Chair of the Asia Pacific Committee for two consecutive terms. She is also a past President of LES Philippines. She has spoken in many countries on IP licensing in the Philippines. She is an active member of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines’ Legal Committee and is a regular speaker in the Mining 101 course of the University of the Philippines lecture series. She is the founding President of Diwata-Women in Resource Development, Inc., a non-government organization advocating the responsible development of the Philippines’ wealth in resources, principally, through industries such as mining, oil and gas, quarrying, and other mineral resources from the earth for processing.

Education

Patricia has served in the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in various capacities, including as Chapter President. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 1993. She also holds a degree in Bachelor of Science, Major in Legal Management from the same University.


Philippines

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Patricia Bunye - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Within: Intellectual property

The ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô IP practice at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia has ‚Äėgood strength in depth‚Äô and is particularly strong on contentious matters. Susan Villanueva represented Therapharma Inc. in opposing the attempted revival of an abandoned patent application for losartan, which the Supreme Court upheld as anti-competitive and prejudicial to the public. IP commercialisation expert Patricia Bunye is also recommended.

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Projects and energy

Within: Leading individuals

Patricia Bunye - Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Within: Projects and energy

Patricia Bunye leads the department at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia, with strong support from Pancho Umali. The practice provides counsel to leading mining and energy companies on a broad range of matters, including compliance with nationality, obtaining government approval and licensing for mining activities and exploration permits. The firm recently advised Sagittarius Mines (SMI) on its cancellation of its environmental compliance certificate for the Tampakan Project, and has also acted as counsel to Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. and Filminera Resource Corporation.

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