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Tel:
Work +63 2 810 5858
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Fax +63 2 810 3838
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Web:
www.cruzmarcelo.com
Manila, Manila

Rowanie Nakan

Tel:
Work +632 810 5858
Email:
Web:
www.cruzmarcelo.com
Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Career

Ms. Nakan is a Partner in our Intellectual Property Department and heads our Patent practice group.

Her practice includes rendering various patent services, from patent searches, procurement, maintenance, enforcement, and commercialization. Her work also includes IP litigation. She is part of the firm's team handling one of the controversial Philippine patent cases involving a blockbuster pharmaceutical product. She also has assisted local inventors in protecting their inventions in the Philippines and in other jurisdictions.

She has likewise coordinated with foreign counsels on trademark cases in other jurisdictions.

She is among the top passers of the 2007 Patent Agent Qualifying Examination (PAQE) administered by the Philippine Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO). Aside from attending various patent drafting seminars sponsored by the IPO, Ms. Nakan also attended the 2011 Southeast Asian Patent Drafting Course in Hong Kong organized by the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle (FICPI).

She has spoken in IPO-organized lectures on patents, as well as in the 2015 AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle) World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, where she discussed regulatory and trademark issues involved in selecting a brand name in the Philippine pharmaceutical industry. She is a member of the Standing Committee on Patents of the AIPPI.

She is a consultant of the Department of Science and Technology on intellectual property valuation.

Member

Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); Association of PAQE Professionals (APP); Integrated Bar of the Philippines (Member); Philippine Bar Association (Member)

Education

Ms. Nakan obtained her Bachelor of Law degree in 2006 from the University of the Philippines Diliman, College of Law with a citation as one of the Outstanding Law Interns. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from the National Institute of Physics of the same university.


Philippines

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia advises on various IP matters including patent drafting, litigation and enforcement. The firm has particular expertise in the pharmaceutical sector: clients include Mundipharma and the Technological Institute of the Philippines. The firm continues to act for Filinvest Land in relation to trade mark applications made under the Madrid Protocol and the Paris Convention. Patricia Bunye, Susan Villanueva and Rowanie Nakan are the key partners. Criselda Santiago and Carlo Valerio were both promoted to senior associate.

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