The WTR 300 focuses exclusively on trademark practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
Franklin has an awesome job as the LEGO Group’s corporate counsel for intellectual property-related matters in the Asia-Pacific region. His main tasks revolve around planning and implementing the LEGO Group’s anti-counterfeiting and intellectual property enforcement strategy. He has worked in the field of intellectual property throughout his career, starting off at Bengzon, Negre, Untalan: Intellectual Property Attorneys, one of the top boutique intellectual property law firms in the Philippines, and moving to Jollibee Foods Corporation as their global intellectual property counsel before joining the LEGO Group.
Franklin has demonstrated expertise in making the most out of a company's intellectual property assets – from crafting intellectual property policies, managing one’s intellectual property portfolio, conducting trademark clearance searches, increasing the value of intellectual property assets, and enforcing intellectual property rights, especially with his expertise in trademark law, copyright law, and passing off/unfair competition. He is a seasoned litigator in intellectual property law and has appeared numerous times before the courts and various administrative bodies.
As one of the rising stars in intellectual property law, Franklin has been lauded by some of the world’s most recognised intellectual property publications. Most recently, he was part of the LEGO team that was recognised as the Asia-Pacific Team of the Year in the 2022 WTR Industry Awards.