Federis & Associates (FEDERIS) is a boutique IP law firm in the Philippines with an IP practice and reputation comparable to and even exceeding those of top-tiered law firms in the country. Despite its size, with a small group of lawyers, and supported by a complement of licensed patent and trademark agents, engineers, paralegals and technical staff, it was nevertheless named as one of the top firms for patent prosecution by Managing IP, and cited by Asialaw Leading Lawyers as one of the leading IP experts in the Asia-Pacific region. For three years now, it has been the top payor in official fee remittances to the Intellectual Property Office proving that it is one of the most active IP firms representing many owners seeking protection for their IP rights in the Philippines. It is very much a high-powered IP specialist, having earned as the go-to firm for protection of global brands by large corporations that are recognized as leaders in their respective industries.
To sustain its cutting edge, FEDERIS does not hesitate to adjust to new realities. It is quick to embrace new practices to meet emerging changes in law and in the practice. It is primed to a CULTURE OF SERVICE® to deliver on the unique and even sophisticated expectations of its clients. For this reason, you can expect its legal team when explaining the nuances of the law, including the variables in actual practice, to give answers to questions that have yet to be asked. The goal is for clients to know the significant details of their IP problems and to have a good outline in their mind of legal steps for a desired resolution taking into account the nuances of local IP practice.
FEDERIS lawyers actively network with their local and foreign counterparts, and update meaningful contacts with them by active memberships in IP lawyer's organizations and routinely attending important IP conventions and seminars, even participating in committee works in various capacities. At present, they are members of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Asean Intellectual Property Association (AIPA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG), MARQUES, and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
FEDERIS also gives back to the community by regularly supporting organizations that aid children and women. Its lawyers recently defended and provided legal counsel to a group of subsistence fisherwomen accused by a political clan of illegally constructing a fish pen in a protected area. They are also regular supporters of Street Children Development Center, a non-governmental organization working for the care and development of the street children in the Philippines. Past pro bono work of note is their support of the Office of Legal Aid at the University of the Philippines that defends indigent clients.
Federis & Associates
Suites 2004 & 2005, 88 Corporate Center
141 Valero St, Salcedo Village
Makati City 1226, Philippines
Telephone: (632) 8896197
Facsimile: (632) 8896132