The International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) to: Trade Marks 2018 has been published. The Philippine chapter of the guide was contributed by SyCipLaw partners Enrique T. Manuel and Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan.
The guide provides key information on relevant authorities and legislation, application for a trade mark, absolute grounds for refusal, relative grounds for refusal, opposition, registration, registrable transactions, revocation, invalidity, trade mark enforcement, defenses to infringement, relief, appeal, border control measures, other related rights, domain names, and current developments.
Aside from the Philippines, other jurisdictions covered include Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam.
Enrique T. Manuel has been an IP Practitioner for more than 30 years, counseling clients concerning all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, infringement and unfair competition as well as related areas involving licensing, technology transfer, entertainment, publishing, music, computer, Internet, domain name and right of publicity issues.
Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan’s practice area includes, among others, the management, prosecution, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She also provides advice on competition law, data protection, and privacy; and regulatory advice on food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products.