Patricia A. O. Bunye

Patricia A. O. Bunye

Senior Partner | Deputy Managing Partner for Administration

Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia


9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Floors, One Orion, 11th Avenue corner University Parkway
Bonifacio Global City


+632 810 58 58

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Patricia A. O. Bunye

Areas of Expertise

Trademarks, Enforcement, Licensing & Franchising


Ms. Patricia A. O. Bunye is an expert on IP commercialization, including licensing and franchising, and the registration of food, cosmetics, and the pharmaceutical products with the Food & Drug Administration. She also heads the firms' Mining and Natural Resoruces Department and the Energy practice group.

She served as the President of Licensig Executives Society International (LESI) [2016-2017], the first Filipino and Southeast Asian to hold the position, after having served as President-Elect [2015-2016], Vice President [2011-2013] and Chair of the Asia Pacific Committee for two consecutive terms. She is also a past President of LES Philippines. She also specializes in the review of license agreements, including those on patents.

She has spoken in many countries and written in many publications on IP licensing in the Philippines, including the Philippines chapter of International Licensing and Technology Transfer: Practice and the Law

For her expertise in IP, Ms Bunye also lectures in Continuing Legal Education classes in the Philippines, as well as the WIPO-IPOPHIL Summer School. 

Ms. Bunye has likewise served in the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in variuos capacities, including as Chapter President. She is also founding President of Diwata-Woman in Resource Development. Inc. a non-government organization that advocates responsible development of the Philippines' wealth in resources.

She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 1933. She also holds a degree in Bachelor of Science, Major in Legal Management from the same University.

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