ESTABLISHED IN 2005
Total number of professionals: 11 (6 partners)
Principal office: Makati
Key practice areas
Intellectual property prosecution, enforcement, licensing, due diligence, litigation, mediation, arbitration, product, plant variety registration, freedom to operate searches; corporate and commercial law, incorporation and business registration; family law, estates and succession; taxation; employment and labor law, immigration; government compliance; civil and criminal litigation.
The HECHANOVA Group (Hechanova & Co. Inc./Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio) was founded in December, 2005, comprising of 4 companies, serves 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 45 with 11 lawyers. Partners Editha R Hechanova and Maria Gladys Vilchez concentrate on IP. All its 5 senior associate lawyers can lead enforcement actions and have an average of 7 years in IP litigation work.