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SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan 

December, 2017 - Metro Manila, Philippines



SyCipLaw is Managing IP's Philippines Firm of the Year 2017


SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) is named the 2017 Philippines Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property (IP). The firm is also ranked in Patent, and Trademark and Copyright listings. SyCipLaw is Tier 1 in Trade Mark Prosecution, Trade Mark Contentious, and Patent. It is recommended in Copyright.

SyCipLaw partner and head of the Intellectual Property Department Enrique T. Manuel and partner Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan has been recognized as IP Stars. They are included in:

- Enrique T. Manuel
IP Star in Patent
Practice Areas: Office Proceedings, and Strategy & Counselling
IP Star in Trademark and Copyright
Practice Areas: Office Proceedings, and Strategy & Counselling

- Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan
IP Star in Trademark and Copyright
Practice Areas: Filling & Prosecution, Office Proceedings, and Strategy & Counselling

Managing IP's research covers over 80 jurisdictions. Data is gathered from conducted surveys and interviews with law firms, IP agencies, and in-house counsel.

The firm has also received the Managing IP 2017 Philippine Intellectual Property Firm award.

Read the article at the SyCipLaw website: http://syciplaw.com/news/articles/fa/277#.WkXtkNKWbIU.

SyCipLaw's Intellectual Property Department is the largest in the country, in terms of client base and range of services offered. These include basic rights protection such as trademark, copyright, patent and product registration. The department has expertise in licensing, technology transfer and similarly focused business transactions.

Enrique T. Manuel has more than 30 years of experience as an IP practitioner and is an internationally-recognized expert in the field. He counsels clients on all aspects of IP, including branding and trademark issues, specialized and strategic IP portfolio management for patents, trademarks, and copyrights, IP protection and enforcement, infringement and unfair competition, as well as related areas involving licensing transactions, technology transfer, entertainment, publishing, music, computer, Internet, domain name and privacy issues.

Vida M. Panganiban-Alindogan's practice area includes, among others, the management, prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She also provides advice on competition law, and data protection and privacy; and regulatory advice on food, beverage and pharmaceutical products. MS. Panganiban-Alindogan serves as the assistant treasurer of the Licensing Executives Society of the Philippines. She is also the chairperson of the Trademark Committee and the IP Valuation Committee.


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