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

IP Stars Handbook 2014

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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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