GF Salustiana D Ty Tower, 104 Paseo de Roxas Avenue
Makati City 1229, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 812-6561
Fax: +63 2 888-4290
Current position: President
Practice area/industry focus: Intellectual property, corporate, immigration and taxation
Career highlights: Atty. Editha R. Hechanova leads the HECHANOVA Group comprising of the law offices of Hechanova Bugay Vilchez and Andaya-Racadio where she is Managing Partner, which specializes in the contentious aspect of intellectual property law, e.g., enforcement, litigation, transactional, corporate law, immigration, taxation and family law. She is also the President/CEO of Hechanova & Co., Inc. an intellectual property consulting company handling trademark and patent prosecution, copyright domain name, and product registrations, valuation, searches, and other non-contentious intellectual property matters. She graduated from the University of the East with a business degree, major in Accounting, magna cum laude, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She obtained her law degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, and has a Certificate in Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She passed the Patent Agent Qualifying Examination (PAQE), 2008 given by the Intellectual Property Office (IPOPHL). She is a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA). Her experience covers both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters. Atty. Hechanova is an accredited Court Annexed Mediator at the Court of Appeals, and an accredited mediator and arbitrator in the IPOPHL. She has been cited as Leading Lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property Law in the Philippines by the AsiaLaw Magazine, an international publication, from 2002 to 2019, Who’s Who Legal Trademarks from 2012 to 2019, an MIP Star and in the Top 100 Lawyers for 2018 and 2019 by Asia Business Law Journal. Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio has been recognized as Winner in Trademarks for 2017 by ASIA IP.