HOSANNA T. AYSON
Ms. Ayson has over two decades of experience in litigation that rendered her an expert in Intellectual Property Law, Real Property Law and Family Law.
She is a registered trademark and patent attorney who handled numerous infringement and unfair competition suits as well as opposition and cancellation proceedings. She also handles the drafting, reviewing and registration of licensing agreements. Ms. Ayson also expanded her areas of practice to include corporation law, corporate organization, and dissolution. She sits as the Corporate Secretary of a number of domestic corporations.
Among Ms. Ayson’s notable accomplishments in the legal field are:
- Representing a party in a landmark trademark infringement and unfair competition suit where the Supreme Court held, among others, that “pilsen” is a descriptive word and therefore the use thereof by a later user does not constitute trademark infringement;
- Prosecuting opposition proceedings on behalf of one foreign trademark owner before the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) which granted the oppositions and denied the applications for registration of trademarks bearing the dominant mark “Prudential”; and
- Prosecuted the defenses of respondents in trademark opposition proceedings that resulted in Philippine trademark registrants being declared as the rightful owners in this jurisdiction, one example of which is the trademark “Spyder.”
Ms. Ayson has also completed the training programs on the Madrid Protocol conducted by the IPO. She was an ASEAN Overseas Training Scholar who attended the Intellectual Property Rights - Management Training Program in Tokyo, Japan sponsored by the Japan Patent Office and Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation in June-July 1997. She is the current Trustee and founding member of the Intellectual Property Alumni Association, Inc. She is also a member of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines, the U.P. Women Lawyers' Circle, and the U.P. Portia Sorority Alumnae, Inc.
Ms. Ayson is likewise a member of the Paralegal Training Program Committee of the University of the Philippines Law Center and is a lecturer on the topics: “Business Organizations and the Corporation Code” and “Protection of Intellectual Property”.
Ms. Ayson earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the same University.