NEGRE, Ferdinand M.

Part Time
Contact No.: 
+63 (02) 810-0120
+63 (02) 892-3252
+63 (02) 892-3228
Ferdinand Negre chairs the Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Department. He has lectured in different universities, government agencies and international organizations including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He is a member of the Supreme Court Sub-Committee on Special Rules in IP Cases and was the Examiner for Mercantile Law in the 2014 Bar Examinations.
Ferdie is a Trustee and the President of the Licensing Executives Society of the Philippines. He is also a Founding Trustee and Vice-President of the Intellectual Property Professors and Researchers Organization of the Philippines, Inc.
He is a founding partner of Bengzon Negre Untalan Intellectual Property Attorneys. Past professional engagements include work with the then Bureau of Patents, Trademarks & Technology Transfer (now the Intellectual Property Office), first as a Trademark Examiner and then as a Hearing Officer. He also worked as a Hearing Officer at the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection of the Department of Trade and Industry.
Ferdie is a Certified Public Accountant and worked as an Auditor at SGV & Co. before taking up law. 
Areas of Specialization: 
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
Professional Association & Recognition: 
  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (since 1992)
  • Member, Philippine Bar Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines.
  • Member, American Bar Association 
Courses Taught: 
  • Copyright and Related Rights
  • Intellectual Property Rights, Management and Enforcement
Master of Intellectual Property, Franklin Pierce Law Center, Pierce University, 1993; Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, 1991