Mr. Genilo specializes in Intellectual Property Law. In patent law, he is involved in drafting of specifications and claims, prosecution of patent applications, patent enforcement and litigation. He also provides freedom to operate opinions. In trademark law, he handles the prosecution of applications, search and seizure operations involving counterfeits, and trademark litigation against infringers. He also assists clients in depositing and enforcing copyrights, assisting clients in their online piracy concerns, conducting raids, and the licensing and franchising of various intellectual properties.
Mr. Genilo also handles Labor and Employment cases for various clients.
Among his significant works are:
- Conducted multiple search and seizures or raids against infringers in various regions of the country leading to the prosecution against infringers in courts and the Intellectual Property Office;
- Assisted clients in preventing online counterfeiting;
- Acted as private prosecutor and having infringers convicted;
- Represented clients in preliminary injunction proceedings;
- Obtained patent registrations;
- Maintained the trademark and patent portfolios of different clients across different industries; and
- Assisted clients in securing well-known declarations for their trademarks.
He authored the paper entitled “The Inevitable Intersection of the Philippines’ Competition and Intellectual Property” published in the Inter-Pacific Bar Association Journal in 2019.
In 2017, Mr. Genilo was named as a Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Intellectual Property. In 2018 and 2019, Mr. Genilo was recommended by the Legal 500 Asia as a Leading Lawyer for cybercrime, privacy, fraud, and information technology. In 2019 and 2020, the World Trademark Review cited Mr. Genilo for his Trademark Law practice. In 2020 and 2021, Asia IP has also cited Mr. Genilo among the IP Experts in the areas of Patents, Trademarks, IT & Telecoms. Mr. Genilo was identified in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 Editorial as a recommended lawyer in the practice area of Intellectual Property.
Mr. Genilo was among the top passers of the 2007 Patent Agent Qualifying Examinations (“PAQE”), which is administered by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. Thereafter, he was invited as a lecturer for PAQE examinees. He also completed the Advance Course for Patent Experts in Tokyo, Japan organized by the Japan Patent Office.
Mr. Genilo is regularly invited to conduct lectures on claim drafting, response to Office Actions, freedom to operate, infringement, and cybercrime. He also served as a resource person of the Patent Law Training for Judges sponsored by the Philippine Judicial Academy in 2008. With his expertise in the fields of law and intellectual property, Mr. Genilo has been appointed by the Department of Science and Technology as a member of the Fairness Opinion Board to evaluate technology transfer agreements. He is also a Lecturer in the FEU Institute of Law, where he teaches commercial law, civil law and remedial law.
Mr. Genilo is a member of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, the Association of Patent Agent Qualifying Exam Passers, and the Intellectual Property Alumni Association, Inc. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and a member of the Trademark Committee of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association.
He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2007 and previously held various positions as an officer of the Quezon City Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.