Federis & Associates Law Office (FEDERIS) is a boutique law firm, one of the most active among just a handful in the Philippines whose practice is primarily focused on intellectual property (IP) law. FEDERIS represents local and international clients from a vast range of industries including pharmaceutical, consumer, electronics, car and technology. Its practice includes copyright, trademark, patent and design prosecution, enforcement and licensing.
In the last official ranking made by the IPOPHIL, FEDERIS was ranked first among law firms with the highest number of trademark filings in the Philippines.It has been named as one of the top patent firms by Managing IP, and cited by Asialaw Leading Lawyers as one of the leading IP experts in the Asia-Pacific region. For the past few years, the Intellectual Property Office awarded the firm for being one of the top patent filers in the Philippines. The firm was also recognised for its strong growth and the quality of its services in the latest edition of the WTR 1000 and The Legal 500. Its litigation team has had remarkable successes in trademark enforcement including successfully obtaining declarations for trade marks BRIDGESTONE and YAHOO! as internationally famous.
FEDERIS lawyers actively network with their local and foreign counterparts, engaging in meaningful contacts with them by being active in IP organisations. They have organised, moderated and participated in discussions and committee works. They are currently members of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Asean Intellectual Property Association (AIPA), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG), MARQUES and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and European Community Trademark Association (ECTA).
FEDERIS gives back to the community by supporting organisations that aid women and children. It a regular donor to the Don Bosco Parish and supports select scholars endorsed by Don Bosco Parish. It also supports Street Children Development Center, a non-governmental organisation that assists street children in the Philippines.