Mr. de Leon advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law focusing on trademark registration and intellectual property rights enforcement actions. He assists various local and foreign clients in prosecuting trademark applications, maintaining trademark portfolios, conducting intellectual property due diligence, and filing/prosecuting enforcement actions before administrative tribunals and regular courts. Mr. de Leon assisted a famous U.S. fast food restaurant chain in successfully prosecuting a landmark infringement/unfair competition case against a local company where the Supreme Court highlighted its preference for the Dominancy Test in determining the existence of confusing similarity. He likewise assisted the same company in prosecuting a trademark opposition case before the Supreme Court against another local fast entity seeking to register a confusingly similar mark.
Mr. de Leon obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines in 1998 and his Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Humanities, from the same university in 1992.
Law Professorial Positions & Legal Publications:
Mr. de Leon co-authored the article on “Survey Evidence in Trademark Cases : Admissibility and Weight” (Vol. XXVII, No.2, pp. 31-50), which was published in the Law Journal of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
Professional Membership & Affiliations:
Mr. de Leon is member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines and represents the Firm in international IP meetings/conferences such as the International Trademark Association and the Asian Patent Attorneys Association.