Our firm’s Trademark Group represents clients in the fields of media and entertainment, clothing and apparel, cosmetics, food and beverage, information technology, oil, telecommunications, electronics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, construction, manufacturing, retail, banking and financial institutions, and even educational and research institutions. Our trademark practice is significant to both local and foreign clients as they continue to expand their businesses with the protection of trademarks in the Philippines. We do not only assist our clients, but also consider ourselves as our clients’ partner in nation-building as we help them grow their businesses and the Philippine economy through the use of intellectual property.
We have also established relationships with foreign firms in different countries and regions, such as the United States, Europe, Japan, South America, China, India, and members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) that have continuously entrusted us with the IP interests of our mutual clients in the Philippines. Our team conducts trademark searches to ensure that trademarks to be developed and used by a client are still available for use. We then protect our clients’ interests by obtaining the broadest protection for their marks and take great care to ensure that trademarks remain effective and protected. We also remind our clients, free of charge, of the trademark maintenance requirements and file on their behalf declarations of actual use with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). Likewise, we offer trademark watches to inform our clients when any marks that we believe to be confusingly similar to their marks are published, for purposes of opposition.