Meet The Team

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Edmund Jason “EJ” Baranda

 
Job title:  Managing Partner  
E-mail address:  ebaranda@iprights.com  

Professional Experience

Edmund is both an IP lawyer and a qualified Patent Agent with more than 10 years’ experience in the Philippines. He has a broad-spectrum of enforcement experience and is highly regarded by clients, who value his practicality and quick approach. 

EJ has extensive experience in drafting patent specifications, advising on freedom-to-operate searches and prosecuting local and international patent applications. He is also involved in patent litigation, particularly patent cancellation and patent infringement actions in the pharmaceutical field, and trade mark/copyright litigation.

Accolades

  • 2014 & 2015 Managing Intellectual Property handbook named EJ Baranda as one of the IP Stars, an "expert of experts" in IP Law from Philippines.
  • Legal 500 2012: Listed as 'Recommended' practitioner and described as being highly experienced in the area of Intellectual Property

Professional Qualifications

  • BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines
      • LLB, University of the Philippines
      • LLM, University of Michigan Law School
  • Passed examination in drafting patent specifications administered by the Federation Internationale Des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle (FICPI)
  • Philippine Patent Agent (Chemical Field), administered by the Philippine Intellectual Property Office with the assistance of the European Patent Office 

Professional memberships

  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • New York Bar

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Claire Corral

 
Job title:  Partner  
E-mail address:  ccorral@iprights.com  

Professional Experience

Claire is a qualified lawyer and IP professional. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for seven years as a Trade Mark Examiner in the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines where she gained extensive experience in trade marks. As our trade marks expert she also assists the Dispute Resolution and Patents teams.

Claire became a Partner of the firm last April 2012

Professional Qualifications

  • LLB Arellano University, Philippines
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines

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Ellen Rico

 
Job title:  Junior Associate  
E-mail address:  erico@iprights.com  

Professional Experience

Before joining Baranda & Associates, Ellen worked as a legislative officer in the Senate of Philippines before moving to private practice, working as an Associate in a law firm, primarily in charge of corporate, immigration and trade mark accounts. Currently, Ellen works on dispute resolution and trade mark litigation.

Professional Qualifications

  • LLB, University of the Philippines
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • UP Women Lawyers’ Circle

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Lorena Panis

 
Job title:  Paralegal  
E-mail address:  ltpanis@iprights.com  

Professional Experience

Lorena is our Patents Administrator and also handles trade mark portfolios. She prepares and checks all documents for filing new trade mark and patent applications, and all other submissions that are required for trade mark and patent prosecution. She regularly updates an application’s status with the Trademarks Registry and receives all communications from the Registry.

Lorena was an IP Assistant and Researcher with a local IP firm where she prepared trade mark, patent, copyright, utility model and industrial design applications for foreign clients, including all the necessary submissions for trade mark and patent prosecution.

 

Professional Qualifications

  • BS Computer Science, Adamson University

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Diana Margaret Lauron

 
Job title:  Junior Associate  
E-mail address:  ilauron@iprights.com  

Professional Experience

Diana obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines. She previously worked as a Research Assistant for the Associate Dean of the UP College of Law. At Baranda & Associates, she first served as a Law Intern and now works as Junior Associate who assists in trademark litigation and dispute.

Professional Qualifications

  • LLB, University of the Philippines
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Completed a certificate course on Copyright from Harvard Law School and The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University 

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John Carlos Marzan

 
Job title:  Paralegal  
E-mail address:  jmarzan@iprights.com  

Professional Experience

John has had 6 years of IP experience prior to joining the firm. He was a trade mark paralegal. He is currently handling trademark works and also assists in patent works in the firm.

Professional Qualifications

BAchelor of Arts, Major in English, National College of Business and Arts


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Charlene Calvelo

 
Job title:  Paralegal  
E-mail address:  ccalvelo@iprights.com  

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Baranda & Associates, Charlene has been a Patent Specialist in  a law firm where she has had 8 years of Patent experience. Charlene is well versed in filing patent applications for foreign clients.

Professional Qualifications

B.S. Chemistry, Minor in Food Technology, Mapua Institute of Technology