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Bienvenido Marquez III
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Bienvenido Marquez III is a partner and head of Quisumbing Torres' Intellectual Property Practice Group and head of the Information Technology & Communications Industry Group. He is also a member of Baker & McKenzie's Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Steering Committee, leading the anti-counterfeiting taskforce.
Mr. Marquez 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 focuses his practice 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 Work: 1.) Successfully represent a multinational technology company that develops computer software in a landmark copyright infringement case against the owners of a retail store that was selling CDs containing unauthorized copies of the client's software. 2.) Develop a strategy and successfully carry out a raid for a UK-based cigarette manufacturing company to address counterfeits of one of its best-selling products bearing a particular brand that did not have trademark registrations in the Philippines. 3.) Represent a leading global pharmaceutical company in a patent infringement case against a local generic pharmaceutical drug company which had been commercially distributing products that infringe on the client’s patent. 4.) Represent a global leading equipment manufacturer for the construction, oil & gas and mining industries against a notorious infringer in a trademark cancellation case and several criminal cases (mainly unfair competition in nature). 5.) Conducted an audit of several BPO service providers of a top telecommunications service provider in the United States for compliance with data privacy laws, both of the United States and the Philippines. Assist with the investigation and possible prosecution of violations of the Data Privacy Act and the Cybercrime Prevention Act.
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, ‘From Pills to Tablets: Making the Move to Online & Social Media Pharmaceuticals Promotion’, (Baker & McKenzie, 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, ‘The Philippines’ Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012’, (Bloomberg’s World Data Protection Report, October 2012).
Integrated Bar of the Philippines International Trademark Association (INTA) - Chairman, East Asia & the Pacific Anti-Counterfeiting Sub-Committee (2016- 2017 Term), Licensing Executives Society (LES) Philippines - Co-Chair, Electronics, IT and Telecommunications (EITT), Intellectual Property Coalition - Auditor, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee Member, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA).
Ateneo de Manila University (J.D.) (1996) Ateneo de Manila University (B.S. Legal Management) (1990)
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Bienvenido Marquez - Quisumbing Torres
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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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Bienvenido Marquez III - Quisumbing Torres
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.