Mr. Genilo specializes in Intellectual Property Law. In patent law, he is involved in drafting of specifications and claims, prosecution of patent applications, enforcement in courts of patents, as well as providing freedom to operate opinions. In trademark law, he handles the prosecution of applications, search and seizure operations involving counterfeits, and court 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 cases and work are:
- conducted multiple search and seizures (raids) 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;
- 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 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. The World Trademark Review has also cited Mr. Genilo in 2019 for his Trademark Law practice.
Mr. Genilo was among the top passers of the 2007 Patent Agent Qualifying Examinations (“PAQE”). Thereafter, he was invited as a lecturer for PAQE examinees. He also completed the Advanced Course for Patent Experts in Tokyo, Japan organized by the Japan Patent Office.
Mr. Genilo regularly conducts 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 Judge’s Association in 2008. He is also a Lecturer in the FEU Institute of Law, where he teaches 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, Inter Pacific Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Alumni Association, Inc.
He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2007 and is an officer of the Quezon City Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.