Atty. Katrina Doble, a Partner of the Firm, is a well-decorated IP lawyer. She is a consistently ranked practitioner for Intellectual Property in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide from 2017 to 2020. She was awarded Young Lawyer of the Year in the 2017 Asian Legal Business Philippine Law Awards. In 2020, Katrina was tagged in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Rankings as a Next Generation Partner for Intellectual Property. She has also gained recognition in the World Trademark Review 2020 Rankings for her work in intellectual property prosecution and strategy.
Katrina’s over sixteen (16) years of experience in intellectual property law has covered the full spectrum of the practice. In recent years, she has focused on trademark law, IP commercialization and IP litigation. Due to her breadth of experience, she is heavily involved in the growth of V&A Law’s trademark prosecution practice and has been instrumental in expanding the Firm’s client base in China and in the USA. Katrina maintains the trademark portfolios of several of V&A Law’s largest clients, among which is the domestic trademark portfolio of BDO Unibank, the Philippines’ largest universal bank and the Philippine trademark portfolio of Franck Muller, a luxury Swiss watchmaker.
Katrina remains active in the Firm’s numerous IP litigation cases, putting to use her extensive experience in handling infringement and unfair competition cases before the regular courts, as well as inter partes cases before the Philippine Intellectual Property Office. Some of these cases have even contributed to the building of Philippine jurisprudence on important issues for trademarks specifically for well-known marks and trademark rights violations involving liquified petroleum gas cylinders. She also handles IP commercialization and licensing which includes advice on regulatory matters for pharmaceuticals and medical devices, ethical advertising requirements, enforceability of technology transfer and licensing agreements and novel queries related to emerging internet and/or software-based industries.
Katrina was a pioneer member of the Unreal Campaign Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), which seeks to increase anti-counterfeit awareness among the youth. She is also one of the Board of Trustees of the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP), the leading organization of intellectual property practitioners in the Philippines. She is also a regular attendee/participant of intellectual property conferences all over the world.
Katrina earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.