Intellectual Property

(Renato G. Calma, Roane Alfredo P. Lopez III, Virna Emeline C. Divino)

The firm is considered to be among the pioneers of the practice of intellectual property law in the Philippines. The firm offers the full range of services in intellectual property clearance and protection, enforcement, due diligence and licensing. The firm also engages in practice in franchising and licensing laws, consumer protection laws, information technology and other areas of law which frequently interface with intellectual property law.

With its full range of services, the firm looks after the intellectual property portfolio of a good number of established European, American and Asian companies and institutions in the pharmaceutical industry, the academe, sports and entertainment, food industry, fashion, clothing and consumer items industry.

The firm’s IP litigation is a reliable support in the firm’s strong practice in trademark and patent filings and prosecution. The firm has consistently ranked among the top filers in both patent and trademark matters and has represented clients in patent and trademark infringement suits. The firm has also prosecuted a number of cases involving copyright litigation in the publishing and music industry in behalf of authors, media companies and composers. The firm is ranked as a top-tier law firm in intellectual property by The Legal 500.