DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia

Intellectual Property

4 ranked lawyersBand 2PhilippinesAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Flourishing practice with a standout reputation in contentious IP cases. Active on a broad range of mandates, from IP commercialisation to trade mark infringement and domain name disputes. Offers expertise in a diverse array of sectors, including oil and gas, telecoms and retail. Also handles non-contentious work, including portfolio management and copyright and patent commercialisation. Routinely advises on patent prosecution issues in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Regularly acts for both Philippine and international clients. The team houses technical expertise in areas including chemistry and engineering and has recently been active on chemical patent matters.

Strengths

A source appreciates that "the firm is knowledgeable on the subject matter and is responsive."

Work highlights

Represented Fiberworld in trade mark enforcement proceedings and trade mark infringement litigation against C.H.K.P. Enterprises.

Notable practitioners

Divina Gracia Pedron specialises in litigation, and also has experience advising significant brands on their trade mark portfolios.

Patricia Bunye has expertise in IP matters including licensing and franchising. She also acts on trade mark prosecution and litigation.

Rowanie Nakan is commended by a source for her "very good understanding of the patent prosecution system." She also acts on patent filing and the protection of rights.

Susan Villanueva is highly regarded as an IP expert who is noted for her work as a professor of IP and for her experience working on trade marks and copyright. She is particularly active on trade mark disputes and also active on anti-counterfeiting matters.

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Philippines

Intellectual Property


Divina Gracia E Pedron
Band 3
Patricia A O Bunye
Band 3
Rowanie Nakan
Band 4
Susan Villanueva
Band 1