The IPOPHL’s MCLE on IP and Mediation is a 5-day advanced seminar on Intellectual Property and Mediation. Three training days will be devoted to the study of the salient features of the Intellectual Property Code and relevant jurisprudence while two days will be allotted for Mediation. The conduct of the program is part of IPOPHL’s strategy toward enhancing IP education and awareness, not just among IP specialists and practitioners in the legal profession but among general IP stakeholders. 

The program is accredited for full 36 credit units of the MCLE (for lawyers) and is also open for other professionals.

OBJECTIVES

As part of the overall IP Education and Awareness Program of the IPOPHL, the specific objectives of the project are:

1. To learn emerging trends on IP.

2. To acquire updates on IP laws, rules, and regulations.

3. To offer a specialized topic or theme on IP and IP-related laws for IP lawyers and those interested in the field.

Fee Structure for Local Participants
  • Full 36-unit – 5-days (Regular rate): Php 12,000.00
  • Full 36-unit – 5-days (Early Bird rate): Php 10,000.00
  • Per day (Regular rate): Php 2,500.00
The early bird rate is only until March 8, 2021.
Fee Structure for Foreign Participants
  • Full 36-unit – 5-days (Regular rate): Php 15,000.00
  • Full 36-unit – 5-days (Early Bird rate): Php 12, 500.00
  • Per day (Regular rate): Php 3,125.00

PROGRAM

Day 1: March 22, 2021

TimeMCLE SubjectTopicLecturer
9:00am – 10:30amUpdates on Substantive and Procedural Laws (1.5 cu)Emerging and Contemporary Issues in Copyright LawAtty Ginalyn Badiola / IPOPHL
10:30am – 10:45amBreak  
10:45am – 12:15pmUpdates on Substantive and Procedural Laws (1.5 cu)Discussion on the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations on Copyright and Related RightsDirector Emerson Cuyo / IPOPHL
12:15p – 1:15pmLunch  
1:15pm – 315pmMCLE Prescribed Subject (2 cu) – Technology and the LawTransnational Perspective of Technology Transfer AgreementsAtty. Patricia Bunye / Cruz, Marcelo, & Tenefrancia Law
3:15pm – 3:30pmBreak  
3:30pm – 530pmTrial and Pretrial Skills (2 cu)Intellectual Property Litigation: Adjudication Proceedings in the Bureau of Legal Affairs and other ProceduresAtty. Adoracion Zare / IPOPHL

Day 2: March 23, 2021

TimeMCLE SubjectTopicLecturer
9:00am – 10:30amUpdates on Substantive and Procedural Laws (1.5 cu)The Philippine Patent Landscape: Patent Law, Exceptions, Limitations, Flexibilities and Latest JurisprudenceDirector Lolibeth Medrano / IPOPHL
10:30am – 10:45amBreak  
10:45am – 12:15pmUpdates on Substantive and Procedural Laws (1.5 cu)Global Patent Perspective: Current Developments in International Patent LandscapeDG Emma Francisco / UP College of Law
12:15pm – 1:15pmLunch  
1:15pm – 315pmLegal Ethics (2 cu)Ethical Issues in Intellectual Property Law: Patent Trolls, Compulsory Licensing, CyberSquatting, and Plagiarism.

Atty. Bayani Loste / Fortun, Narvasa & Salazar Law

3:15pm – 3:30pmBreak  
3:30pm – 5:30pm

MCLE Prescribed Subject (2 cu) – International Legal Processes

Cross-Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

Assistant Director Ann Edillon / IPOPHL

Day 3: March 24, 2021

TimeMCLE SubjectTopicLecturer
9:00am – 10:30amUpdates on Substantive and Procedural Laws (1.5 cu)Emerging and Contemporary Issues in Trademark LawDG Josephine Santiago / UP College of Law
10:30am – 10:45amBreak  
10:45am – 12:15pmUpdates on Substantive and Procedural Laws (1.5 cu)Recent Developments in Business on the Use and Maintenance of TrademarksAssistant Director Jesus Antonio Ros / IPOPHL
12:15p – 1:15pmLunch  
1:15pm – 3:15pmMCLE Prescribed Subject (2 cu) –The Role of IP on Public Health: Issues on Pharmaceutical Industry and HealthcareAtty. Jose Maria Ochave / UNILAB
3:15pm – 3:30pmBreak  
3:30pm – 530pmTrial and Pretrial Skills (2 cu)Intellectual Property Litigation: The 2020 Revised Rules of Procedure for Intellectual Property Rights.Atty. Ferdinand Negre / BNU Law

Day 4: March 25, 2021 | Mediation

TimeMCLE SubjectTopicLecturer
8:30am – 9:30amLegal Ethics (1.0 cu)Ethical Issues in Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Concept of Independence and ImpartialityAtty. Luisa Mauricio / PDRCI
9:30am – 10:30amLegal Ethics (1.0 cu)Ethical Issues in Alternative Dispute Resolution: Maintaining Confidentiality in IP Mediation ProceedingsAtty. Gladys Vilchez / Hechanova, Bugay, Vilchez, & Andaya-Racadio Law
10:30am – 10:45amBreak  
10:45am – 12:15pmAlternative Dispute Resolution (1.5 cu)An Overview of the Mediation Process Under the ADR Act and The Role of a Lawyer or Counsel in Mediation Proceedings.Atty. Shirley Alinea / PDRCI. Martinez Vergara Gonzalez
Serrano
12:15p – 1:15pmLunch  
1:15pm – 2:15pmAlternative Dispute Resolution (1.0 cu)

The Art of Mediation in IP Disputes

Atty. Editha Hechanova  / Hechanova & Co.
2:15pm – 3:15pm

Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy Equivalent (1 cu)

Facilitating Mediation: Techniques in Conducting a Private Caucus and Management of Parties

Atty. Editha Hechanova  / Hechanova & Co.
3:15pm – 3:30pmBreak  
3:30pm – 4:30pmInternational Law and International Conventions (1.0 cu)UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Mediation and International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, 2018Atty. Roberto Dio/ PDRCI
4:30pm – 5:30pmAlternative Dispute Resolution (1.0 cu)The Alternative Dispute Resolution System of the Philippines: Philippine Commercial Mediation and other Forms of Dispute Resolution under the ADR Act , the Special Rules of Court on ADR, the Role of OADR in the ADR systemExecutive Director Irene Alogoc / OADR

Day 5: March 26, 2021 | Mediation

TimeMCLE SubjectTopicLecturer
9:00am – 10:00amInternational Law and International Conventions (1.0 cu)The Salient Features of the Singapore Mediation ConventionAtty. Ricardo Ongkiko / PDRCI
10:00am – 1100amLegal Writing and Oral Advocacy Equivalent (1.0 cu)Negotiation Techniques: Drafting the BATNA and WATNA.Atty. Zenaida Ongkiko- Acorda / PiArb
11:00am – 12:00pmLunch  
12:00pm – 2:00pmLegal Writing and Oral Advocacy Equivalent (2.0 cu)Preparation of the Settlement Agreement, Compromise Agreement, and other Mediation DocumentsAtty Joenar Pueblo / PACV
2:00pm – 2:15pmBreak  
2:15pm – 3:45pmAlternative Dispute Resolution (1.5 cu)Intellectual Property Mediation: A Snapshot of the IPOPHL Rules and ProceduresAssistant Director Christine Pangilinan-Canlapan / IPOPHL
3:45pm – 4:00pmBreak  
4:00pm – 6:00pmLegal Ethics (2.0 cu)Ethical Issues in Alternative Dispute Resolution: Maintaining Integrity as a Third Party NeutralAtty. Donemark Calimon / PICCR