Address: G/F Salustiana D. Ty Tower 104 Paseo de Roxas Avenue, Legaspi Village Makati City 1229, Philippines.
Phone: +63 2 8888 4293/ 8812-6561/ 8813-6820




The Hechanova Group is a team of Intellectual Property managers, experienced lawyers, licensed patent and trademark agents, engineers, information technology professionals, paralegals and technical staff, that has always endeavoured to provide its clients committed and excellent service in Intellectual Property protection.

The HECHANOVA Group unlike other law firms is composed of:

– Hechanova & Co., Inc., an intellectual property consulting firm composed of lawyers and technical professionals/specialists handling patent and trademark prosecution, searches, copyright, domain name, FDA product registration, plant variety registration, consulting on creation and protection of IP and other non-contentious IP work.

– Hechanova Bugay Vilchez & Andaya-Racadio, a law firm has extensive experience in contentious IP work such as enforcement, border control, litigation, licensing, transactional, due diligence, etc. The firm also handles corporate and commercial law, estate and family law, employment law, property, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, and others.

Partners/principals Editha R. Hechanova, Brenda Rivera, Noemi Rivera, Ma. Gladys C. Vilchez, Chrissie Ann Barredo and Joy Marie Gabor-Tolentino concentrate on IP. All senior associate lawyers have led enforcement actions and have an average of eight years in IP litigation work.  From 4 persons in 2005, it grew to 54 manpower complement in 2022.

The firm’s trademark, patent and copyright practice has been consistently recognized by several publications including Asia Business Law Journal, Managing IP’s IP Stars, Asialaw, Asia IP magazine and Who’s Who Legal. On June 6, 2022, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in celebration of the 25th Year Anniversary of the Intellectual Property Code awarded Hechanova & Co., Inc. a Special Citation 2022 as TOP PATENT AGENT (2017-2021), and TOP INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AGENT (2017-2021).


Team Members

Editha R. Hechanova


Ms. Noemi P. Rivera

Director of Trademarks and Vice President for Finance

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