Mr. Genilo specializes in patent law, including the drafting of specifications and claims, prosecution of patent applications, enforcement in courts of patents, as well as providing freedom to operate opinions. He also specializes in trademark law, including the prosecution of applications, search and seizure operations involving counterfeits, and court litigation against infringers. He also assists clients in depositing and enforcing copyrights, conducting raids, and the licensing and franchising of various intellectual properties.
Among his significant transactions are:
- conducted multiple search and seizures (raids) through Anton Piller orders against infringers in various regions of the country and thereafter prosecuted them in the courts and the Intellectual Property Office;
- assisted clients in the stoppage of online counterfeiting, including those which that take place in social media platforms;
assisted clients in obtaining patent registrations;
- assisted clients in the maintenance of their trademark and patent portfolios; and
- assisted clients in securing well-known declarations for their trademarks.
In 2018, Mr. Genilo was recommended by the Legal 500 Asia as a Leading Lawyer for cybercrime, privacy, fraud, and information technology.
Mr. Genilo was among the top passers of the 2007 Patent Agent Qualifying Examinations (“PAQE”). Thereafter, he was invited as a lecturer among PAQE examinees. He also completed the Advanced Course for Patent Experts in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Genilo regularly conducts lectures on claim drafting, responses 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 Judge’s Association in 2008. He is also a professor in the FEU Institute of Law, where he teaches courses in 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 was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2007 and is a member and director of the Quezon City Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.