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Mrz 15, 2018
Editha R. Hechanova, Hechanova & Co., Inc., Philippines
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Proposed Amendments to the IP Code-Trademark

Editha R. Hechanova, Hechanova & Co., Inc., PhilippinesThe Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has submitted to the Philippine Congress its proposed amendments to the IP Code (Republic Act No. 8293). Some of the major amendments affecting the law on trademarks are for example expanding the functions and express powers of the Bureau of Legal Affairs (BLA) which is the adjudication arm of the IPOPHL to include: (a) to declare marks as well-known, as well as the power to revoke said declarations, (b) declaration of ownership or having the right to  read more

Hechanova & Co. Inc.


Ground Floor Salustiana D. Ty Tower, 104 Paseo de Roxas Avenue, Legaspi, Village
1229 Makati City
Philippines (PH)
Tel +63 2 888 4293
Fax +63 2 888 4290

Hechanova & Co., Inc. was established in December 12, 2005 by intellectual property lawyer Editha Hechanova and friends Fe Belen Bello, a chemical engineer, Dr. Jimmy Masagca, a biologist, and sisters Noemi Rivera, a certified public accountant and Brenda Rivera, an economist and logistics expert. From a group of six professionals, it has grown to twenty specialists and technical staff, with two certified patent agents, having passed the Patent Agent Qualifying Examination (PAQE) conducted by the Intellectual Property Office. The company specializes in the prosecution of patents and trademarks, copyright registration, domain name registration, providing patent and trademark search services, renewal services, customs recordation, registration with the Food and Drug Administration, plant variety protection, and litigation support services. It is affiliated with the law offices of Hechanova Bugay & Vilchez which handle the contentious aspects of intellectual property protection such as enforcements, opposition and cancellation proceedings, litigation, due diligence service, and licensing.

Chemphil Bldg., 851 Antonio Arnaiz Ave.,
Makati City 1223 Philippines
Tel. No.: 632-888-4293/812-6561
Fax No.: 632-888-4290/893-5878