Industrial and Intellectual Property

PBR renders comprehensive services in protecting clients’  intellectual property rights.

Our practice in intellectual property protection includes the following:

PBR was short listed for the Philippine IP Firm Award of Asia Law in 2005 and 2007.

Trademarks, Clearance, Licensing; Copyright Protection

PBR has extensive experience in searching, clearing, filing and registering trademarks, patents and copyrights. We render opinions on trademark selection and validity, patent claims drafting. We also  advise on appropriate copyright protection approaches. PBR represents many clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings.

PBR assists clients in trademark licensing and clearance of technology transfer arrangements. We provide advice on, and we draft agreements in relation to, assignments and acquisitions of intellectual property. Our services include drafting non-disclosure and non-compete agreements and handling cases involving unfair competition, trade secrets, and false advertising.

Intellectual Property Litigation; Infringement and Unfair Competition

We have  a long record of successful trademark, patent and copyright enforcement actions, resulting in the seizure of infringing and counterfeit goods worth millions of pesos. We assist our clients in addressing internet piracy and pursuing customs enforcement. PBR also extends assistance in investigating suspected infringers and developing cost-effective anti-counterfeiting and anti-infringement programs.

PBR also has substantial experience in unfair competition, infringement and counterfeit litigation. We have performed ground breaking litigation work in the protection of internationally famous marks, with or without local registration, and in the application of initial interest and post-sale confusion and pioneering use of survey evidence.

Patents, Utility Model, Industrial Design

PBR assists clients in patent, utility model and industrial design prosecution, enforcement and litigation.  We assist our clients in preserving their early entry advantage as their flagship products go off patent.

Contact Persons

Gilbert Raymund T. Reyes
Dino Vivencio A. Tamayo
Romeo Johann I. Fernandez
Brigitte da Costa-Villaluz
Luis Martin S. Clemente