CHAMBERS Asia-Pacific 2020 ranks Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia (CMT) as a Band 1 firm for Intellectual Property in the Philippines.
Chambers stated in its review of CMT’s IP Department that it is a “flourishing practice with a standout reputation in contentious IP cases.” It also cited a client’s review that the CMT IP team “displayed the utmost professionalism in their work and a devotion to our company as client,” adding that “the firm displays resourcefulness in undertaking urgent and critical matters.”
Chambers also recognized all of CMT’s IP Partners. It noted that Susan Villanueva, the head of the practice, was lauded by clients and peers alike for her strength in IP matters and “obviously an expert on the subject.” She was also ranked as Band 1 lawyer for IP.
Patricia A. O. Bunye, former Licensing Executives Society International President, was also recognized for her commercial IP expertise and her licensing work.
Divina Pedron was cited for advising on a host of trade mark litigation matters.
The head of the CMT Patent Practice, Rowanie Nakan, was also recognized for her patents expertise. A client appreciates that she is “very professional and responds quickly.”