Intellectual Property

The IP practice of Esguerra & Blanco reflects the firm’s goal to be an instrumental part of each client’s success to the end of providing innovative and pragmatic strategies and the best total solution to the client’s multi-disciplined and industry-specific legal service needs with a view of seeking long-term, partnering relationships with clients by being at the forefront of important level developments in IP law, both at the national and international level. At Bleslaw, our IP lawyers’ commitment to client service goes an extra mile.

The Firm’s intellectual property law practice area includes advertising, food and drugs and information and communication technology offering a wide range of services. These include basic rights protection such as registration of trademark, copyright, patent, and technology transfer. We also help clients administer and maintain their property rights on an on-going basis. We have expertise in licensing, technology transfer, preparing and negotiating licensing and distribution agreements and similarly focused business transactions. We assist our clients in navigating the legal issues and concerns that have arisen with developments in science and technology, e-commerce and Internet-based transactions law, and have the experience and capabilities to continue providing them with responsive and creative support.

We routinely handle filings with, and proceedings at, the Intellectual Property Office and the Bureau of Food and Drugs in respect to brand name clearance, product registration and regulatory compliance for food, drug, cosmetic, devices and hazardous substance regulation, and consumer protection

Our IP lawyers are likewise specialist in IPR litigation, including inter partes and other administrative proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office, Department of Trade and Industry as well as cases with other administrative agencies and regular courts designated to try unfair competition, trademark or copyright infringement, anti-counterfeiting and other IPR cases. They are active in international and local intellectual property organizations such as the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines, and the Licensing Executives Society. These memberships allow our IP lawyers to be at the forefront of important developments in IP law as well as coordinate international protection for our clients’ intellectual property.