SAPALO, Ignacio S.

Status: 
Part Time
Contact No.: 
+63 (02) 8911316 to 19
Biography: 
LL.B., B.S. (Major in Engineering), Ateneo de Manila University; admitted to the practice of law in the Philippines; Director of the Bureau of Patents, Trademark and Technology Transfer (1987-1996); Author of “Background Reading Material on the Intellectual Property System of the Philippines” published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 1994; Professor of Intellectual Property at the Ateneo School of Law since 1991. He is the Founder and President of the Intellectual Property Foundation (IPF), a member of the Executive Board of the International Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ICCP), Chairman of ICCP’s Intellectual Property Commission, President of IPROBE, Inc., member, the Philippine Bar Association (PBA), the Association of Internationale Pour La Protection De La Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI), the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP).  Currently, he is the Managing Partner of the Firm SAPALO VELEZ BUNDANG & BULILAN.
 
Areas of Specialization: 
  • Intellectual Property
Professional Association & Recognition: 
  • Professional Association:

International Trademark Association; Association Internationale Pour La Protection De La Propriete Industrielle; Asian Patent Attorneys Association; Intellectual Property Foundation; International Chamber of Commerce of te Philippines; Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines; Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.; Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Bar Association; and IP-Pro Philippines, Inc.

  • Recognition:

Philippines Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year (2011 Corporate INTL Legal Award); One of the leading IP lawyer for the ff. areas: trademark prosecution, enforcement and litigation; and copyright contentious (2014 IP Star of the Managing Intellectual Property [MIP]); an IP Star (2015 MIP IP Stars Handbook)

Courses Taught: 
  • Patent Law
Education: 
Bachelor of Laws, Ateneo de Manila University, 1967; Bachelor of Science (major in Engineering), Ateneo de Manila University, 1963