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Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALaw) advises on the full range of IP matters including contentious and non-contentious intellectual property rights protection. Areas of expertise include administrative registration and post-registration maintenance, enforcement, licensing and franchising, data privacy and cybercrime. The firm continues to act for Asian Honda Motor, conducting IP investigations into retail outlets in Pampanga and Davao suspected of selling counterfeit Honda motor oils and engines. Other clients include Bayer, Hershey’s Chocolate & Confectionery and The Estée Lauder Companies. Alex Fider heads the team.

Baranda & Associates is a member of the Rouse network. It advises clients on contentious and non-contentious IP matters such as trade mark prosecution, IP enforcement, portfolio management, counterfeit products and licensing. The firm acts for large multinational companies as well as smaller domestic organisations. Edmund Baranda heads the team, and is supported by Claire Corral.

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.

Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio advises clients on the full range of IP matters including patent and trade mark prosecution, patent drafting, copyright, domain name, product registrations and other non-contentious matters. It also deals with enforcement, litigation and due diligence. Key partner Editha Hechanova is supported by senior associate Joy Gabor-Tolentino. Chrissie Barredo joined as legal manager and Timothy David joined as senior associate. Kristian Acosta left the firm.

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano advises clients on the IP registration process, licensing, franchising and technology transfer agreements. Other areas of expertise include advising on IP infringement and representation in the prosecution and defense of infringement cases. The firm acts for DKT International as representative for registered marks and handling new trade mark applications; it also handles compliance matters. Other clients include Armscor Global Defense, Healthsense and Flexi Finance Asia. Manuel Gonzalez and Shirley Alinea head the team.

Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell advises on the full range of IP matters including IP clearance and protection, enforcement and due diligence. Other areas of expertise include franchising, licensing and consumer protection laws. Key practitioners include Renato Calma, Roane Lopez III and Virna Caringal-Divino.

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.

Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles provides advice to clients on trade mark filing, licensing, enforcement, copyright litigation, domain names and patent prosecution. Rogelio Nicandro heads the team.

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan advises on various IP issues including trade mark, copyright, patent and product registrations. The firm continues to act for Dyson Technology on branding, trade mark issues, IP protection and enforcement, and portfolio management. Other clients include Rolex, Pfizer and Gap. Enrique Manuel leads the practice with support from key partner Vida Panganiban-Alindogan.

Villaraza & Angangco (V&A Law) provides 'excellent service' and is 'well versed in the full range of IP prosecution and litigation matters'. It acts in cases of IP litigation relating to trade mark infringement and unfair competition cases. The firm acts for Wagamama, Kawasaki and Byblos in relation to the protection and enforcement of their IP rights in the Philippines. Other clients include Innogen Pharmaceuticals, ABS-CBN, Kia Motors and Samsung Electronics. Bienvenido Somera, Jr heads the 'professional and responsive' team, and is supported by Katrina Doble and Ma. Sophia Editha Cruz-Abrenica.

Betita Cabilao Casuela Sarmiento handles various IP matters, including trade mark registration and enforcement, copyright protection and patent registration. The key partners are Andre Betita, John Paul Cabilao, Pericles Casuela and Joseph Sarmiento.

Bucoy Poblador & Associates handles a range of IP matters including technology transfers and litigation. Key practitioners include Antonio Bucoy, Erwin Fernandez, Filemon Fernandez III and Amando Miclat.

Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose advises clients on a broad range of IP matters including registration of licensing agreements, patents and trade marks. Clients include multinationals and domestic companies. Ray Pinoy is the key contact.

Disini & Disini Law Office advises clients on trade marks, copyright, patents, trade secrets, licensing and enforcement. Clients include Samsung, Unionbank of the Philippines and Pacific Cross Insurance. The team is headed by JJ Disini, Rowena Disini and Mark Parcia.

Platon Martinez Flores San Pedro & Lea√Īo¬†advises clients on registration and enforcement proceedings.¬†Augusto San Pedro¬†and¬†Jenny Santiago¬†head the team. Clients include McDonald‚Äôs, Facebook and Levi Strauss.

Poblador Bautista & Reyes advises on a broad range of IP work including trade marks, clearance, licensing, copyright protection, litigation, infringement, unfair competition and patents. Gilbert Reyes heads the team.

Puyat Jacinto & Santos Law Offices advises on copyrights, trade marks, patents, license agreements, due diligence, franchise agreements and data protection. Joshua Paraiso and Fidel Valeros, Jr are the key practitioners.

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