Makati City 1229, Philippines
Tel: (+63 2) 812 6561
Fax: (+63 2) 888 4290
Current position: Lawyer, president of Hechanova & Co, and managing partner of Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio
Practice area/industry focus: Hechanova & Co: trademark and patent prosecution, copyright, domain name, product, plant variety registrations, trademark valuation, searches, and other non-contentious IP services; and Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio: contentious intellectual property matters, corporate, immigration and taxation
Career highlights: Editha is a lawyer and president of Hechanova & Co, an IP consulting firm. True to its slogan of ’passion for service, service with integrity‘, it has established itself as a reliable IP service provider and was named ‘Top Patent Filer and Top Trademark Filer’ by IPPHL, 2010 to 2014. She is also the managing partner of the law offices of Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio.
She graduated magna cum laude from the University of the East with a business degree, majoring in accounting, and is a certified public accountant. She has served twice in 2016 as a member of the fairness opinion board constituted by the Department of Science and Technology. She has been cited as leading lawyer in the field of intellectual property law in the Philippines by Asialaw, an international publication, from 2002 to 2016; and has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal for trademarks, 2012 to 2016.
Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2016 in Intellectual Property