Intellectual property litigation is one of the major strengths of Aumento & Ponce. The firm’s lawyers are highly experienced in handling infringement and unfair competition cases before the courts and inter partes cases before the Bureau Legal Affairs of the Intellectual Property Office.
Success in intellectual property litigation requires representation from lawyers that are both adept at intellectual property law and knowledgeable in the rules and regulations of the proceedings. The lawyers of Aumento & Ponce are proud of having these capabilities. Beyond these, the lawyers of Aumento & Ponce are skilled in navigating the intellectual property landscape in order to craft the most effective game plan for clients’ cases.
Inter Partes Cases
Inter partes cases include oppositions to applications for trademark registration and petitions for cancellation of registration of trademarks, invention patents, utility models and industrial design.
The lawyers of Aumento & Ponce have represented clients engaged in various industries and have in numerous instances secured favorable decisions including recognition of well-known status of trade marks from the Bureau of Legal Affairs, Office of the Director General of the Intellectual Property Office, Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.
Administrative, Civil and Criminal Actions
Intellectual property rights owners can pursue administrative, civil and criminal cases against infringers. Our lawyers ably assist clients in handling these kinds of cases. They are highly experienced in filing actions and in attending hearings before the Intellectual Property Office and before regular courts. Our team files intellectual property claims before other administrative bodies like the cancellation of infringing names with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Case for infringement and unfair competition normally go hand in hand with search and seizure actions. Aumento & Ponce works closely with enforcement officers and agents from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for search and seizure actions. The firm also works with private investigators specializing in intellectual property violations to determine the location and quantity of counterfeit items as well as the identity of the infringers. After the infringing goods are seized, the firm assists clients in drafting and filing the complaint with the public prosecutors’ office for the filing of criminal cases against infringers.
Summary of Services for Litigation
- Filing of opposition to published trademarks
- Filing of Petition for Cancellation of registration of trademarks
- Filing of Petition for Cancellation of registration of invention patents, utility models, and industrial design
- Petition for Compulsory Licensing
- Claims, cases or actions before administrative bodies like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
- Infringement and unfair competition cases before administrative bodies or regular courts