ESTABLISHED IN 1998
Total number of professionals: 6 (2 partners)
Principal office: Makati
Key practice areas
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 IP. Despite its small size, it has earned a reputation comparable to, and even exceeding, those of other top-tier firms in the country. Led by managing partner Mila Federis, the firm boasts a team of highly-qualified lawyers, licensed patent and trademark agents, engineers, paralegals, and technical staff, who combine their expertise in different areas of IP law with a culture of service to meet the needs of their clients. Federis offers a full complement of services in all areas of IP law, including patents; trademarks; copyrights; designs; IP litigation; anti-counterfeiting and enforcement; and licensing, due diligence and contract review.
The firm is particularly active in trademark prosecution and was officially recognised as the top trademark filer for 2009-2018 by the IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). Litigation is another strength, with the firm’s lawyers recently scoring big wins before the Supreme Court. Federis handles cases for both local and foreign clients from a wide range of industries.