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Hechanova Group (Hechanova & Co. Inc. / Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio)

Total number of professionals: 17
Number of partners and principals: 6
Principal office: Makati

Firm overview

Hechanova & Co. Inc. (HCI) – Founded on August 19, 2005 by Atty. Editha R. Hechanova, a seasoned IP practitioner, with the help of her siblings and several close friends, the humble beginnings of HCI has continued to make history. With over 10 years of solid IP experience and unparalleled expertise, we take pride in being one of the country’s leading firms in the field of patent and trademark protection and prosecution.

HCI specializes in patents and trademarks prosecution and maintenance, search services, review of license agreements and other IP related-documents, renewals, intellectual property recordals, customs recordation, food and drug product registration, plant variety protection, copyright registration, domain name registration, and intellectual property consulting. HCI has been engaged by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for major services involving freedom to operate searches, patent drafting and valuation. HCI was named as Top Patent Filer (ranked #2), and Top Trademark Filer (within the top 20) by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), from 2010 to 2014. According to IPOPHL records, HCI remains a top patent and trademark filer from said date to the present. Its president, Editha Hechanova, is also a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA).

Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio (HBVAR) – The firm was established in the Philippines as Hechanova Bugay & Vilchez on January 2006 by a group of like-minded and innovative lawyers with over 15 years of experience in their own fields of specialization. On March 2014, to strengthen its tax practice, a new partner was admitted, and the firm is now known as Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio, Lawyers. The firm believes that lawyering is not just a profession but a way of life where opportunities to practice the core values of leadership, innovation, relationship and integrity are boundless. Consequently, the principle – passion for service… service with integrity – was adopted.

HBVAR is a full service law firm offering a complete range of legal services such as general counseling, commercial transactions and special projects, corporate/M&A; regulatory compliance, corporate governance; litigation and dispute resolution, tax advisory and tax compliance, labor and employment, immigration, commercial disputes including civil, criminal, administrative, and regulatory issues; dispute resolution and arbitration matters, corporate secretary and directorship services. It has recently been cited as 2017 Winner Trademark Award by the Asia IP publication. It was also recently cited as among the leading firms (no. 5 in tier 1) in Intellectual Property by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 and the Company’s President and Managing Partner Atty. Editha R. Hechanova is named as one of the leading individuals/lawyers (top 4) in the field of intellectual property. HCI has been ranked consistently in the field of intellectual property law since 2007 by both the publications of Managing IP and Asia IP. Atty. Editha R. Hechanova has been consistently identified as Leading Lawyer in intellectual property in the Philippines by the Asia Law publication from 2002 to date, Who’s Who Legal from 2013 to date, and IP Star for several years now.

Hechanova Group consists of Intellectual Property lawyers and technical specialists and as of March 1, 2018, has 6 partners, 11 lawyers, and 20 technical specialists.

Key practice areas

Corporate law; family law and estate planning; intellectual property law; labour, employment and immigration law.

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G/F Salustiana D. Ty Tower
Paseo de Roxas cor. Perea Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City
Philippines – 1229

Hechanova & Co. Inc.
T: +63 2 804 2317 / 893 4878 /
888 4293 / 812 6561

Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio
T: +63 2 893 5553