Manila, Philippines, 11 August 2023 - Quisumbing Torres is proud to announce the recognition of its partners in the IAM Patent 1000 2023 rankings, further cementing the firm's reputation as a powerhouse in the intellectual property practice.

Bienvenido Marquez III, a consistent figure of excellence in the patent practice, was one of only four Filipino lawyers to achieve a gold ranking this year. He has been consecutively cited in IAM Patent 1000 since 2016 as Recommended Individual and has elevated his stature as a Highly Recommended Individual in 2022.

Current Intellectual Property, Data and Technology Practice Group Head Divina Ilas-Panganiban was acknowledged with a silver ranking this year. Previously, she was a Recommended Individual by IAM Patent 1000 from 2017 to 2021. Her expertise in the practice earned her the title of Highly Recommended Individual in 2022.

Meanwhile, Reena Mitra-Ventanilla, another esteemed partner at Quisumbing Torres, was another silver-ranking recipient for this year's IAM Patent 1000. She was also cited as a Highly Recommended Individual in 2022.

Another partner, Frederick August I. Jose, made a notable entry to the IAM Patent 1000 this year by securing a bronze ranking.

Beyond individual accolades, Quisumbing Torres also stands tall as one of the top five local firms awarded a gold badge by IAM Patent 1000. This collective achievement underscores the firm's unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards in patent law and intellectual property rights.

"We are deeply honored by these recognitions from IAM Patent 1000. We remain committed to consistently raising the bar in delivering outstanding legal services to our clients," Vina said.

About Quisumbing Torres' Intellectual Property, Data and Technology Practice Group

With groundbreaking tools and systems specially designed for IP portfolio management, our Intellectual Property, Data and Technology Practice Group can help ensure effective registration and protection of your trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other IP rights. Calling on extensive experience in IP rights enforcement, we help our clients obtain successful results — and make cost-efficient decisions — in even the most complex IP disputes. Our lawyers deliver proficient and legally practicable advice in licensing and franchising, technology transfer, IP prosecution, IP litigation, border control measures, and enforcement actions.

We also handle emerging issues involving data privacy, data security, and cybercrime. Moreover, we help companies preserve a competitive edge as they use technology innovations as a strategy to reach new markets and deliver solutions to customers. We help clients manage risks and protect business interests arising from changes brought about by technology. We assist clients with technology-related contracts and transactions. Our team stays abreast of the regulators' initiatives, which may impact our clients’ operations and enable us to pursue the appropriate remedies before the authorities.

About Quisumbing Torres

Quisumbing Torres offers clients integrated solutions to complex legal challenges.

Our culture, developed nearly 60 years as a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein, enables us to collaborate across borders and practice areas. We provide seamless advice underpinned by local market knowledge and deep sector expertise so that business leaders can feel confident in driving growth that is both sustainable and inclusive.