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.
Authority of the Voluntary Arbitrator Tinig ng Marino – September – October 2014 ATTY. AUGUSTO R. BUNDANG Head, Litigation and Seafarers Department Sapalo Velez Bundang and Bulilan Law Offices Who has jurisdiction over a case involving the interpretation or implementation of the collective bargaining agreement: the labor arbiter or the… Read more
Disability due to Accident Tinig ng Marino – July -August 2014 ATTY. AUGUSTO R. BUNDANG Head, Litigation and Seafarers Department Sapalo Velez Bundang and Bulilan Law Offices Is the injury suffered by the seafarer the result of an “accident” thereby entitling him to higher disability benefits under the Collective Bargaining… Read more
April 8, 2012 CodeRed FAITH AND REASON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE By: Atty. Tito R. Bundang The website of the National Center for Victims of Crime, a nonprofit organization in the U.S. which advocates for victims’ rights, defines ‘domestic violence’ as that which constitutes willful intimidation, assault, battery,… Read more
Unreasonable Non-Deployment Will the unreasonable nondeployment of a seafarer entitle him to payment of actual damages? The most recent case of Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group, Inc. and Chung Gai Ship Management vs. Sulpecio Medequillo, Jr. (G.R. No. 177498, January 18, 2012) confirms the standing rule that a seafarer must indeed be… Read more
Pinoy seafarers victims of piracy deserve equal protection of law Through the initiative of the SVBB law firm, the Democratic Independent Workers’ Association (DIWA) party-list representative is asking the Congress’ House committee on overseas workers affairs to look into the recent sea piracy incidents involving Filipino seafarers. In House Resolution… Read more