ESTABLISHED IN 2005
Total number of professionals: 34 (8 partners and principals)
Principal office: Makati
Key practice areas
IP prosecution, enforcement, licensing, due diligence, litigation, mediation, arbitration, product, plant variety registration, freedom to operate searches; corporate & commercial law, incorporation and business registration; family law, estates & succession; taxation; employment & labour law, immigration; government compliance; civil & criminal litigation.
The HECHANOVA Group (Hechanova & Co. Inc./Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya- Racadio) comprises four companies serving the IP requirements of owners and users interested to protect their IP rights in the Philippines. The HECHANOVA Group is very strong in its patent and trademark practice. The law firm has been recognized by Asia IP magazine as winner for 2017 for trademarks, and copyright in 2019. The total complement of the HECHANOVA Group is 48 with 12 lawyers, and 22 engineers/science professionals. Partners/principals Editha R Hechanova, Maria Gladys Vilchez, Brenda Rivera, Noemi Rivera, Chrissie Ann Barredo and Joy Marie Gabor-Tolentino concentrate on IP. All its four senior associate lawyers can lead enforcement actions and have an average of eight years in IP litigation work.