E-commerce; technology & science; IP
Alex Ferdinand S Fider is a senior partner of the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices. He is the head of the firm’s IP department. He also teaches courses on IP law at the University of the Philippines and the De La Salle University.
Ferdi obtained his Master of Laws degree from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, United Kingdom in 1990 and Bachelor of Laws from University of the Philippines in 1986. He has assisted foreign and local clients in the broadcasting, sportswear, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, motorcycles, food manufacturing sectors, among many others, in the protection and enforcement of their IP rights.
He has advised international organizations including the EC-ASEAN Intellectual Property Cooperation Program (ECAP II), the Japan Export Trade Organization and the International Rice Research Institute on matters involving IP rights in the Philippines.
His scholarly works include the Philippine Chapters of several authoritative textbooks which were published by Kluwer Law International as part of the Max Planck Series on Asian Intellectual Property Law. These include: Intellectual Property Law in Asia; The Protection of Well-Known Marks in Asia; Parallel Imports in Asia; Copyright Law and the Information Society in Asia; and Enforcement of Patents.
Ferdi also co-authored the textbook entitled Annotated Leading Patent Cases in Major Asian Jurisdictions, a book project of the Applied Research Center for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA) of the Singapore Management University and published by the City University of Hong Kong Press in 2017.
He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association. He is also an active member of the International Trademark Association. He is a Vice President and Director of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines and Founding Trustee of the Chevening Alumni Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. Ferdi is consistently recognized in various publications as a leading lawyer in the practice area of Intellectual Property in the Philippines.