Editha R Hechanova

Managing Partner at HECHANOVA Group

Editha R Hechanova leads the HECHANOVA Group’s IP law practice. The HECHANOVA Group is made up of:

  • Hechanova & Co Inc, an IP consulting firm handling trademark and patent prosecution, copyright, domain names, product registrations, management, valuation, searches and other non-contentious IP work, where Ms Hechanova is president/chief executive officer; and
  • Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio, a law firm that specialises in enforcement, litigation, alternative dispute resolution, licensing, corporate, immigration law and taxation of which Ms Hechanova is managing partner.  

Ms Hechanova graduated from the University of the East in accounting, magna cum laude; she obtained her law degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and a certificate in strategic business economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

Ms Hechanova is an accredited mediator of the Court of Appeals and Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines/WIPO, as well as an arbitrator. She is a certified patent valuation analyst by the Business Development Academy based in New Jersey, United States. She is the current president of the Association of Patent Agent Qualifying Examination Professionals Inc. She is an alumna of the South East Asia Patent Drafting Course conducted by the International Federation of IP Attorneys and a member of INTA’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and of its Global Advisory Council. She is also vice president of the IP Collegium, a non-profit IP organisation managed by the Japanese Innovation and Invention Institute.

Ms Hechanova has been listed as a Leading Lawyer in the field of IP in the Philippines by Asialaw since 2002 and Who’s Who Legal Trademarks since 2012. She is also an MIP IP Star and has been named by the Asia Business Law Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the Philippines since 2018. She is a regular contributor to several international IP publications and is often invited to lecture on counterfeiting, alternative dispute resolution, negotiations, licensing, patent infringement, trade secrets and other IP-related topics.

Professional associations

  • INTA

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Ground Floor Salustiana D Ty Tower
104 Paseo de Roxas Avenue
Makati City 1226

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