News and Updates

During the Philippine In House Legal Summit 2016 spearheaded by the Asian Legal Business (“ALB”) of Thomson Reuters on 28 April 2016, Atty. Manuel L. Manaligod, Jr., Senior Partner of the Corporate Law and Special … Read more

CMT Advises BDO Unibank, Inc. on its USD500 Million Syndicated Term Loan Facility CMT has advised BDO Unibank, Inc. in connection with the latter’s USD500 Million Syndicated Term Loan Facility from various international lenders, which … Read more

Our Senior Partner and the Head of our firm’s Intellectual Property Department, Susan D. Villanueva, was elected Co-Chairperson of the Advisory Council for Intellectual Property (“ACIP”) with Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato … Read more

On 19 July 2016, the Philippine Supreme Court affirmed the validity of the accession of the Philippines to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and denied the petition … Read more

Our firm successfully represented Rajah Travel Corporation (“Rajah Travel”) in a petition to change the corporate name of Flight Rajah Travels Private Limited (“Flight Raja”), a local branch of an Indian Corporation, before the Office … Read more

Our firm successfully represented United Laboratories, Inc. (“Unilab”) and Therapharma, Inc. in a patent infringement case filed against them by Warner Lambert Co., LLC and Pfizer (Philippines), Inc. Last January 2015, the Regional Trial Court … Read more

Last January 26, 2016, lawyers from our Intellectual Property Department attended In-N-Out Burger, Inc.’s Philippine event held in Cibo in Greenhills Promenade. In-N-Out Burger, Inc. is a US based burger restaurant famous for its “Double … Read more

We successfully represented Homer TLC, Inc., the trademark owner of THE HOME DEPOT marks before the Office of the Director General of the Philippine Intellectual Property Office. The said Office granted Homer TLC, Inc.’s appeal … Read more

Beginning January 2017, Corporations will be required to use/file the new forms of the General Information Sheet (“GIS”) and Notification Update Form (“NUF”) with the following revisions/changes to the said forms: In the GIS, the … Read more

On 18 August 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued the following guidelines on the issuance of certification of paid-up capital: A certification of paid-up capital shall be issued upon request to be filed … Read more

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