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Federis & Associates

Federis & Associates (FEDERIS) is a boutique law firm in the Philippines, one of only a handful of firms that practices exclusively in the field of intellectual property. Despite its small size, it has earned a reputation comparable to, and even exceeding, those of other top-tier firms in the country.

Jumping the patent exam queue in the Philippines

By Ramon Emil T Olea, Federis & Associates
Depending on the technology of the invention sought for protection, it may take three to five years from filing or national-phase entry of the application to the patent being granted

Fame hard to attain in the Philippines

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates
Over time, a trademark can achieve a level of public recognition and reputation that merits official acknowledgement. The key advantage of owning a famous mark is the expanded protection provided by article 6bis of the Paris Convention, which has been codified in sections 123(e) and (f) of the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines

Revised IRR for patents, utility models and designs

By Ramon Emil T Olea, Patent specialist, Federis & Associates
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in October 2019 released its proposed amendments to the revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for patents, utility models and industrial designs

Gin and the jam over ‘genericness’

By Mila Federis, Federis & Associates

Proposed changes to Philippine design application filings

By Mila Federis, Federis & Associates

Studies highlight challenges in Philippine pharma market

By Amanda Carlota, Federis & Associates

Looking back, moving forward: traditional knowledge & IP Code

By Mila Federis, Federis & Associates

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CORRESPONDENTS

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IN-HOUSE AGENDA

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The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) hosted the city-state’s first in-house counsel competition for law students: the SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge

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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Singapore recently hosted a webinar examining the role of general counsel in managing a covid-19 altered landscape amid unprecedented global economic and political uncertainty

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Patent laws are fast evolving across the world, and nowhere more so than Asia. Emerging case laws and new legislation are helping shape stronger intellectual property laws for regional players

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