The Philippines' leading Intellectual Property Firm

SVBB is one of the biggest law firms in the country engaged in intellectual property prosecution and enforcement, representing world-wide clients, as well as big multinational companies operating in the Philippines; with a vast network of international clients and correspondents.


Its commitment to excellence in service is made possibly by its reliable reservoir of experience, coupled with the expertise of the members of the firm.


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Corporate and Tax News

What Constitutes Doing Business in the Philippines
Foreign nationals or investor companies thinking of opening a business in the Philippines are well advised to know whether the planned business activity would constitute “doing business” in the Philippines as defined under Philippine law.

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Admiralty News

16th National Seafarer's Day

“In your journey you bring with you unique Filipino traits - reliableness, love of family and faith/ fear of God", thus declared His Eminence Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, Archbishop of Manila, during the mass in celebration of the 16th National Seafarers’ Day.

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Intellectual Property

Nestle Victorious Over Infant Milk
On August 9, 2010, the Supreme Court gave its decision in Societe des Produits Nestle v. Martin T. DyJr, applying the domincance theory it has developed over a long line of cases dealing with similar marks. In this case, there was a confusing similarity between Nestle’s ‘Nan’ trademark and DY’s ‘Nanny’ trademark.

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