IP; IP litigation; licensing; border control and corporate; employment law
Editha Hechanova is the president and CEO of the company who oversees and manages trademark and patent prosecution, copyright registration, trademark valuation, searches and other non-contentious IP matters. Recognized from 2010 to 2014, Hechanova & Co, Inc was listed among the top filers for both patents and trademarks by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).
Hechanova is also the managing partner of Hechanova-Bugay-Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio, specializing in IP litigation, licensing, border control and corporate, and employment law. She is a lawyer, certified public accountant, and a certified patent agent after having passed the first patent agent qualifying examination done by the government for lawyers in 2008 administered by IPOPHL.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration major in Accounting from the University of the East and is a Certified Public Accountant. She then obtained her law degree from Ateneo de Manila University and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1990. She is candidate for MBA in Ateneo de Manila.
A known prolific writer, she regularly contributes articles on IP Asia Leading and Managing Intellectual Property on Philippine current legal IP decided cases and trends. She has been a member of various international organizations such as INTA, MARQUES, FICPI, ECTA, AIPLA and LES as well as local organizations like Japan Institute for promoting Invention/Innovation, Makati Business Club, Philippine Chamber of Business, American Chamber of Philippines, and Association of PAQUE Professionals.