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Divina Ilas-Panganiban

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Divina Ilas-Panganiban is a partner in Quisumbing Torres’ Intellectual Property Practice Group and Information Technology & Communications Industry Group.

Position

Ms. Panganiban's practice focuses on the protection of trademarks, copyright, patents and other intellectual property rights. She also assists clients in licensing and IP commercialization transactions, including franchising arrangements. She has advised various clients on regulatory and compliance matters, and has extensive experience in IP litigation cases. She is an accredited arbitrator of the Philippine Intellectual Property Office and often serves as resource speaker in local and international seminars on IP and IT laws. Representative Work: 1.) Successfully represent an international fast-food chain in several trademark opposition cases involving marks which are confusingly similar to the client's well-known marks. 2.) Successfully represent an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain in an enforcement action against a franchisor and several franchisees using the client's mark as a name of one of its products. 3.) Advise a franchisor of an international fast-food chain on its franchising arrangements to determine compliance with Philippine IP and licensing laws. 4.) Conduct for the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company a due diligence review of the day-to-day procedure and examination of standard business forms and documents for compliance with the data privacy laws and regulations, and training the company's key officers in the area of data privacy and social media. Ms. Panganiban has 16 years of experience in the fields of intellectual property law, commercial law and litigation. She currently serves as the Vice-President and Director of the Philippine Chapter of Licensing Executives Society International and the Co-Chair of the committee on Intellectual Property Rights of The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines. She likewise serves as a Committee member of the International Trademarks Association.

Career

Trained Philippines; qualified 2000; consultant at the Asian Development Bank for the Environment and Social Development Legal Action Plan 2000-04 before entering law firms; associate Narciso Jimenez Gonzales Liwanag Bello Valdez and Caluya Law Offices; partner Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices 2004-14; partner Quisumbing Torres 2014.

Languages

English; Filipino.

Member

Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Licensing Executives Society International - Vice President and Director, Philippines Chapter, ASEAN Intellectual Property Association, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Trademark Association - Geographic Indications Committee, U.P. Women Lawyers Circle, Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society for Social Sciences, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines - Co-Chair of the IP Rights Committee.

Education

Lund University (Master of Laws Intellectual Property and International Human Rights with Distinction) (2003), University of Philippines (Bachelor of Laws) (2000), University of Philippines (B.A. Public Administration cum laude) (1995).


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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Divina Ilas-Panganiban - Quisumbing Torres

Within: Intellectual property

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.

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Divina Ilas-Panganiban - Quisumbing Torres

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Bienvenido Marquez III leads the team at Quisumbing Torres, with strong support from Divina Ilas-Panganiban, who advised Uber International on the legal issues surrounding the implementation of a new software program.

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