ABOUT THE FIRM
Dynamic and innovative, OPTMARKS Brand Protection & IP Consultancy Philippines is committed in fostering the success of our clients. By protecting their intellectual property assets, our company has constantly provided added value to our clients’ various businesses worldwide.
EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE. Our team has honed extensive experience navigating the intricacies and different aspects of intellectual property practice in various jurisdictions worldwide.
TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN. Powered by BrandrTM, a powerful IP docketing and management technology software designed specifically with our clients’ IP assets in mind, our services are delivered intuitively and on-point. Recognising that IP rights are time-critical, our technology driven services provide an assurance that no deadlines are missed by our clients.
GLOBALLY CONNECTED. We collaborate and act on behalf of leading international intellectual property attorneys who partner with us in executing our clients’ global strategies. Our firm boasts of a global network of skilled intellectual property attorneys who are well versed and can competently advise on the requirements of any specific jurisdiction.
Arjel P. de Guzman, the firm’s lead attorney, is a Philippine-licensed lawyer with extensive experience in intellectual property and litigation. He holds a Degree in Law from San Beda University, Manila and was a participant of JPO-JIPII IP Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Trademarks in Tokyo, Japan.
Apart from intellectual property and litigation, Arjel, being a licensed lawyer, also handles criminal, commercial, corporate, administrative, regulatory, maritime and labor cases.
Arjel is an active member of different professional organizations including the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Trademark Association (INTA), International Legal Council (ILC). He is the current Vice President for Publications of the Maritime Law Association of the Philippines.
Arjel has been invited as a speaker in numerous engagements and seminars, locally and abroad. He has also shared his expertise and has contributed to various local and international publications. His articles have been published or quoted by Asia IP Magazine, the European Commission IP Helpdesk for Southeast Asia, and Lexology, to name a few.