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Bienvenido Marquez III

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Bienvenido Marquez III is a partner and head of Quisumbing Torres' Intellectual Property and  Information Technology & Communications Groups. Bien participates in initiatives of Baker & McKenzie International of which Quisumbing Torres is a member firm. He is a member of Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Steering Committee, leading the anti-counterfeiting taskforce.


Bien is experienced in handling IP enforcement litigation, trademark and patent prosecution and maintenance, copyright, data privacy, information security, IT, telecommunications, e-commerce, electronic transactions, cyber security and cybercrime matters.  He has 20 years of experience focusing on trademark and patent portfolio management and in the enforcement and litigation of IP rights before courts and administrative agencies. He manages the anti-piracy/anti-counterfeiting program for major clients covering a wide range of industries and products: pharmaceuticals, food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, telecommunications, apparel, footwear, cable and satellite television, computer software, hardware and peripherals, household and consumer products, toys and the entertainment industry. He also advises on information technology, media and telecommunications matters, including data privacy and cybercrime law compliance. Representative Legal Matters: 1) Successfully represent a US pharmaceutical research and manufacturing company in opposing a petition for special compulsory license filed in the IP Office resulting in the submission of a Compromise Agreement. 2) Represent an American multinational software corporation in an enforcement action/raid against a Korean company based in the Philippines which was illegally using the client's software without any license. The raid resulted in the discovery and seizure of 200 computers with unlicensed software. 3) Assist a Philippines-based company providing cutting-edge audio hardware and software technology to brick-and-mortar retail stores within the Asia-Pacific region in obtaining Letters Patent for its audio player hardware and software for its exclusive manufacturing and distribution, both in the Philippines and in other jurisdictions. 4) Assist an American multinational consumer goods company in causing the investigation and subsequent enforcement action / raid against a distributor of counterfeit versions of client's products and its storage facility. Assist client in the monitoring, investigation and subsequent border control actions against counterfeit versions of client's products which were imported in to the country and flagged by customs officials. 5) Assist an American multinational manufacturer of a variety of products across numerous industries worldwide in causing investigation and subsequent enforcement action/raid against a distributor/retailer of counterfeit versions of the client’s products and its storage facility. 6) Assist several multinational clients from a range of industries to comply with the provisions of the Data Privacy Act of the Philippines.  


Trained Philippines; qualified 1996; associate at the Ortega Del Castillo Bacorro Odulio Calma and Carbonell Law Office 1997-2000; associate at Quisumbing Torres 2000-08; consultant for the Philippines and Spokesperson for the Business Software Alliance; appointed partner Quisumbing Torres 2011. Publications of note: Co-author, Philippine Chapter, Baker McKenzie Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Guides, 2017; Co-author, Biosimilars, Baker McKenzie Asia Pacific Healthcare MapApp, 2015; Co-author, Online and Social Media Promotions, Baker McKenzie Asia Pacific Healthcare MapApp, 2015; Co-author, Patents, Baker McKenzie Asia Pacific Healthcare MapApp, 2015; Co-author, Data Privacy, Baker McKenzie Asia Pacific Healthcare MapApp, 2015; Co-author, “The Philippines Passes New Laws on Cybercrime and Data Privacy,” Intellectual Property & Information Technology Client Alert, January 2013 ;Co-author, Philippine chapter, Baker & McKenzie Global Patent Litigation Handbook, 2012; Co-author, Philippine chapter, Baker & McKenzie Guide to Media and Content Regulation in Asia Pacific, 2012; Co-author, “Change in Procedure for Importing Telecommunications, Radio communications and Other Related Equipment,” Intellectual Property & Information Technology Client Alert, December 2012; Co-author, “The Philippines' Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012,” Bloomberg’s World Data Protection Report, October 2012.


English; Filipino.


Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Chairman, East Asia & the Pacific Anti-Counterfeiting Sub-Committee, International Trademark Association (INTA); President-Elect and Co-Chair, Electronics, IT and Telecommunications, Licensing Executives Society (LES) Philippines; Auditor, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee Member, Intellectual Property Coalition; Member of the Board, Intellectual Property Professors and Researchers Organization of the Philippines; Member, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines; Member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); International Bar Association


Ateneo de Manila University (J.D.) (1996) Ateneo de Manila University (B.S. Legal Management) (1990)


Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Bienvenido Marquez III  - Quisumbing Torres

Within: Intellectual property

Quisumbing Torres advises on the full range of IP matters including licensing and franchising, technology transfer, litigation and enforcement, trade mark registration, portfolio management, anti-counterfeiting, copyright, data privacy and cybercrime. Recently the firm has been particularly active on the enforcement side of IP law and over the years has achieved several successes in the Supreme Court. It represents multinational and domestic businesses in the key client sectors of retail, energy, mining and infrastructure, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and media and telecoms. Bienvenido Marquez III  heads the team, supported by Divina Ilas-Panganiban and associate Reena Mitra-Ventanilla.

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Bienvenido Marquez III - Quisumbing Torres

Within: TMT

Quisumbing Torres¬†adopts a multi-disciplinary, industry-aligned approach to the practice area of technology, media and telecoms (TMT). Areas of expertise include technology agreements and disputes, privacy and data protection, e-commerce, and outsourcing. The firm often acts for large multinationals that currently operate, or are looking to expand their operations, in the Philippines. Gil Zerrudo¬†heads the team jointly with Bienvenido Marquez III; Divina Ilas-Panganiban,¬†who is ‚Äėlevel-headed, down-to-earth and listens well‚Äô, is another key practitioner.

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