Mr. Fider assisted foreign and local clients in the fashion, sportswear, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, lubricants, house ware, electrical appliance, music and food chain industries in the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property (IP) rights in the Philippines. He has advised international organizations including the EC-ASEAN Intellectual Property Cooperation Program (ECAP II), the Japan Export Trade Organization and the International Rice Research Institute on matters involving IP rights in the Philippines.
He is consistently cited in prestigious publications including Chambers and Partners, Managing IP and Asia IP as a leading Philippine IP lawyer.
He is the Head of the Intellectual Property Department of ACCRALAW.
He obtained his Master of Laws (1990) degree in the subject grouping Commercial and Corporate Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College (now Queen Mary College), University of London where he read Industrial and Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law, International Trade Law and Commercial Conflicts of Law.
He received his Bachelor of Laws (1986) and Bachelor of Arts (1982) degrees from the University of the Philippines.
Law Professorial Positions & Legal Publications:
His scholarly works include the Philippine Chapters of the authoritative textbooks – (1) “Intellectual Property Law in Asia”; (2) “The Protection of Well-Known Marks in Asia”; (3) “Parallel Imports in Asia”; (4) “Copyright Law and the Information Society in Asia” and (5) “Enforcement of Patents.” These books were published by Kluwer Law International (London) as part of the Max Planck Series on Asian Intellectual Property Law.
He co-authored the report entitled “Intellectual Property Rights: Problems and Proposals in Prosecution Techniques (Philippines)”. The EC-ASEAN Intellectual Property Cooperation Program (ECAP II) commissioned the preparation of the report.
He was a guest lecturer at the University of Asia and the Pacific, Pasig, Metro Manila where he taught Intellectual Property Law.
Professional Membership & Affiliations:
He is former President of the Licensing Executive Society of the Philippines. He is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines and the British Alumni Association.