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Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell

Philippines > Intellectual property Tier 1

Roane Lopez heads the patents team at Ortega Bacorro Odulio Calma & Carbonell, and Virna Emeline Caringal-Divino leads the trademarks practice. The firm provides the full range of services in IP protection and counts franchising and licensing matters in its workload. Counting international companies and institutions across the pharmaceutical, sport and entertainment sectors among its key roster of clients, the team is also recommended for its work on cases involving copyright litigation in the publishing and music industries.

Practice head(s):

Roane Lopez; Virna Emeline Caringal-Divino

Key clients



Lincoln Electric

The Harris Group


NBA Properties, Inc.

President and Fellows of Harvard College

Isuzu Motors Philippines, Inc.

Shell International BV

The Dow Chemical Company

Del Monte Philippines, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Litigating multiple patent infringement cases against local pharmaceutical companies that launched generic versions of the client’s patented medicines.
  • Maintaining the registrations in the Philippines of all the NBA and WNBA team names.
  • Registering and maintaining the trademark portfolio of Harvard, as well as implementing an anti-counterfeiting program of action against unauthorised use of the names and trademarks used by Harvard.

Philippines > Shipping Tier 1

Philippines > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Philippines > Dispute resolution Tier 4

The firm has the distinction of being the oldest law firm in continuous existence in the Philippines. It was established in the Philippines in 1901 by American law practitioners when the Philippines was ceded over to the United States by Spain.

The firm has a diversified general law practice and corresponds with leading law firms in major cities of the world.  It handles all aspects of corporate, commercial and international business transactions, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, licensing and technology transfers, civil and criminal litigation, admiralty, labor-management relations, and taxation.  It also acts as legal adviser to the American, British, German, Swedish, and Greek  Embassies in the Philippines.

The firm’s partners are supported by associates and assistants, technical consultants and administrative and secretarial staff.  Each case or assignment is handled by a team supervised by a partner.  If required by the nature, magnitude and complexity of the work, more than one partner or team may be involved.  Every client has access to a partner for advice on urgent matters.

Labour Gregorio F Ortegagregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Labour Elizer A Odulioelizer.odulio@ocbocc.com
Admiralty Gregorio F Ortegagregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Admiralty Benjamin T Bacorrobenjamin.bacorro@ocbocc.com
Admiralty Pedro M Carbonell IIpedro.carbonell@ocbocc.com
Admiralty Ferdinand G Domasingferdinand.domasing@ocbocc.com
Admiralty Fortunato C Pagdangananfortunato.pagdanganan@ocbocc.com
Intellectual property Renato G Calmarenato.calma@ocbocc.com
Intellectual property Roane Alfredo P Lopez IIIroane.lopez@ocbocc.com
Intellectual property Virna Emeline C Divinovirna.divino@ocbocc.com
Corporate Renato G Calmarenato.calma@ocbocc.com
Corporate Roane Alfredo P Lopez IIIroane.lopez@ocbocc.com
Corporate Aleli Militsala T Boniolaleli.boniol@ocbocc.com
Taxation, estates and trusts Gregorio F Ortegagregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Taxation, estates and trusts Renato G Calmarenato.calma@ocbocc.com
Taxation, estates and trusts Virna Emeline C Divinovirna.divino@ocbocc.com
Taxation, estates and trusts Aleli Militsala T Boniolaleli.boniol@ocbocc.com
Civil and criminal litigation Gregorio F Ortegagregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Civil and criminal litigation Pedro M Carbonell IIpedro.carbonell@ocbocc.com
Civil and criminal litigation Ferdinand G Domasingferdinand.domasing@ocbocc.com
Civil and criminal litigation Virna Emeline C Divinovirna.divino@ocbocc.com
Civil and criminal litigation Fortunato C Pagdangananfortunato.pagdanganan@ocbocc.com
Aviation Gregorio F Ortegagregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Aviation Pedro M Carbonell IIpedro.carbonell@ocbocc.com
Aviation Ferdinand G Domasingferdinand.domasing@ocbocc.com
Banking and finance Gregorio F Ortegagregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Banking and finance Renato G Calmarenato.calma@ocbocc.com
Mining Gregorio F Ortegagregorio.ortega@ocbocc.com
Mining Benjamin T Bacorrobenjamin.bacorro@ocbocc.com
Mining Renato G Calmarenato.calma@ocbocc.com
Number of lawyers : 25
International Trade Mark Association
Association Internationale Pour la Protection de la Propri?t? Industrielle
Asian Patent Attorneys Association
Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce (New York)
Licensing Executives Society International
American and European Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines
Maritime Law Association of the Philippines