IP; mining and natural resources/energy
Patricia Bunye is the head of the firm’s mining and natural resources department and the energy practice group. She is also a partner in the intellectual property department and focuses on trademarks and IP commercialization, including licensing and franchising, and the registration of food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products with the Food and Drug Administration.
She is a past president of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) after having served as president (2016-17), president-elect (2015-16), vice president (2011-13) and chair of the Asia Pacific Committee for two consecutive terms. She was also a past president of LES Philippines. She is also founding president of Diwata-Women in Resource Development, Inc, a non-government organization that advocates responsible development of the Philippines’ wealth in resources.