Patent Attorneys and Agents in the Philippines – Atty. Ignacio S. Sapalo

WITH THE “GLOBALIZATION” OF COMMERCE AND TRADE and the advancement and sophistication of technology, the Philippines, as member of the international community, has now come to terms not only with the need to afford protection to intellectual property rights, but also with the promotion of intellectual activity, including the effective transfer of applicable technology.  read

Legal & Regulatory Developments

Sapalo Velez Bundang & Bulilan based in Manila with branch offices in Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao and Iloilo.  Led by Managing Partner Atty. Ignacio S. Sapalo and Senior Partner Atty. Neptali L. Bulilan, the IP team represents clients worldwide.  It has advised the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (FILSCAP) in a long-running

2015 Asia IP Profiles Survey for Copyright Prosecution

COPYRIGHT PROSECUTION TIER 1 ACCRALAW Carag Jamora Somera & Villareal Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Quisumbing Torres Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan TIER 2 Baranda & Associates/Rouse Bengzon Negre Untalan Poblador Bautista & Reyes TIER 3 Sapalo Velez Bundang & Bulilan (SVBB)  Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Federis & Associates Esguerra & Blanco Hechanova

Patent Exhaustion and Its Role in Drug Patent Wars

Ignacio S. Sapalo and Anne Mariae Celeste V. Jumadla of Sapalo Velez Bundang and Bulilan explain the misconceptions that drug companies have fostered as a result of the Cheaper Medicines Act. Six years have passed since the enactment of the Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008 (Cheaper Medicines Act), or Republic Act

SVBB’s 38th Anniversary

Partners, Lawyers & Staff of SAPALO VELEZ BUNDANG & BULILAN LAW OFFICES during the firm’s 38th ANNIVERSARY held at the Makati Sports Club, Makati City, on August 1, 2014.   SVBB celebrates 38th year anniversary The Philippines is considered a major supplier of maritime labor globally.  Per POEA data for the year 2013, there were

Well-known marks: Protected in the Philippines

Anne Mariae Celeste V. Jumadla Sapalo Velez Bundang & Bulilan Trademark registration is based on ownership, and only the owner of the mark is entitled to register it. This has been the view of the Philippine Supreme Court in numerous cases. In its most recent decision, the Supreme Court upheld the registration of Harvard University

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