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GF Chemphil Bldg., 851 Antonio Arnaiz Ave.,
Makati City 1223 Philippines

About us

Hechanova & Co., Inc. was established in December 12, 2005 by intellectual property lawyer Editha Hechanova and friends Fe Belen Bello, a chemical engineer, Dr. Jimmy Masagca, a biologist,Noemi Rivera, a certified public accountant and Brenda Rivera, an economist and logistics expert. From a group of six professionals, it has grown to twenty-nine specialists and technical staff, with two certified patent agents, having passed the Patent Agent Qualifying Examination (PAQE) conducted by the Intellectual Property Office. The company specializes in the prosecution of trademarks and patents, copyright registration, domain name registration, providing trademark and patent search services, renewal services, customs recordation, registration with the Food and Drug Administration, plant variety protection, and litigation support services. It is affiliated with the law offices of Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio which handle the contentious aspects of intellectual property protection such as enforcements, opposition and cancellation proceedings, litigation, due diligence service, and licensing. In 2014, Hechanova & Co., Inc. was awarded as Top Trademark Filer and Top Patent Filer for the years 2010-2014, coinciding with the term of office of IPOPHL Director General Ricardo Blancaflor.

Practice areas

Intellectual Property law

Enforcement of intellectual property rights, opposition, cancellation of trademarks, patents, utility models, designs, litigating intellectual property rights violation cases such as infringement, unfair competition, business name cancellations. And other actions on damages arising from IP violations. Counseling or consulting, preparing or reviewing licensing, franchise agreements, manufacturing agreements and other offices, conducting due diligence or intellectual property audits.

Corporate law

Organizing, structuring, re-structuring companies, conducting due diligence, initial public offerings, preparation or review of various agreements, e.g., joint ventures, lease, purchase of assets, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, transfer of rights, real properties, debt to asset swap, and other transfers.

Employment law

Negotiating and drafting agreements involving compensation of executives, collective bargaining agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, counseling, handling cases of illegal dismissals or wrongful termination, and other related or cases involving money or benefits claims, policies, rules and regulations. Assisting in drafting Company policies, rules and regulations.

Immigration law

Securing all types of visas for foreigners working, staying or retiring in the Philippines, assisting in citizenship, naturalization, immigrant status matters, hold departure orders, and other matters involving immigration.

Family law

Estate planning, adoptions, annulments and legal separation.


Administrative, civil or criminal litigation cases in the areas of intellectual property, commercial, corporate, employment, immigration, and family law. Mediation Serves as mediator for cases involving intellectual property, Commercial, corporate and employment matters.