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Trademark Law
Court extends ordinary intelligent buyer doctrine to electronics and electrical appliances, allows similar mark to be registered

Insurance Law
"Standard Charges” In Health Care Contract Means Actual Expenses Incurred, Anywhere

Madrid Protocol
Making Sense of Madrid in Manila: Overcoming a Provisional Refusal

Corporation Law
Assistant Vice President Not A Corporate Officer

Trademark Law
Probable Cause For Indictment For Unfair Competition? A Thousand And One Shampoo Products

Tax Law
Ordinance to Regulate Construction of Cell Sites Not Taxation

Family Law
Even with father’s recognition, illegitimate child retains right to choose own surname

Trademark Law
Filling Up Another’s Marked Container Also Unfair Competition

Trademark Law
IPOPHL Relaxes Rule On Priority Claim Documentation

Labor Law
Labor Department Lists “Industries Indipensable to National Interest”

Intellectual Property
IP Visitorial Order: 5 Things Business Owners Should Do To Prevent Disruption

Court Of Appeals Has Power To Review CIAC Arbitral Awards

Labor Law
Due Process Requires Specific Facts vs. Employee In First Notice

New Law
Failure to Publish Prexy’s Signature Voids Amendment

Political Law
5 Things People Should Know About The New Firearms Law

Criminal Law
Child Abuse: Debase, Degrade or Demean Dignity

Trademark Law
No Likelihood of Confusion between Custom-Made Jeans vs. Ready-to-Wears

Labor Law
Forget the Company Physician, High Court will Follow Injured Seafarer’s Doc

Criminal Law
Clients who swindle their banks not liable for syndicated estafa

Labor Law
Four absences in six months not sufficient to constitute gross habitual neglect

Copyright Law
3 Things Filipino Travelers, Residents, and OFWs Should Remember in Bringing Home Copyrighted Materials

Family Law
Valid license is necessary to prove fact of a marriage

Real Estate Law
Condo buyer’s right to nullify mortgage of project owner limited only to specific interest in building, not to entire secured property

Labor Law
Redundancy still valid basis for terminating employee but company needs to show “adequate proof” to establish good faith

Mining Update
FNS scores win for mining in Romblon

Construction Arbitration
PHL Court liberally construes CIAC jurisdiction, arbitration covers third party sureties to construction contracts

Corporation Law
Absolute acceptance of all terms of a sale offer by corporation’s authorized officers required to complete contract

Corporation Law
Board of dissolved corporation still has powers to wind up and liquidate entity, affairs subject of intra-corporate dispute rules

Real Estate Law
Court upholds Housing Board jurisdiction over mortgage covering condos or subdivisions

Criminal Procedure
Father convicted of qualified rape instead of statutory, description of crime charged controlling

Mining Update
The Mining Law Review - Mining Law - Philippines Mining Law

Mining Update
Philippine Government’s New Mining Policies and Guidelines

Investment Update
9th Regular Foreign Investment Negative List (FINL) now in place

Labor Law
Punctuality is common sense standard; tardiness sufficient cause for axing probee

Torts and Damages
Registered Owner of Vehicle, Not Employer, Liable for Driver’s Negligence

Offer of Compromise Prior to Filing of Criminal Case Inadmissible

Labor Law
Employees of a Losing Division may be Retrenched, While Entire Company Remains Profitable

Doing Business in the Philippines
Foreign companies without PHL license can still sue Filipino dealerships

Trademark Registration
5 Things to Expect with PHL’s Accession to the Madrid Protocol

Tax Appeals
No Need to Wait 180 Days: Reckoning Date to Appeal is Date of Receipt of CIR Decision on Protest

Constitutional Rights
Should Miranda Warnings Be Given to Traffic Violators?

Medical Certificate Needed as Proof for Absence Due to Illness

Equal Protection
Feeling singled out? You may not be alone

Time’s Up! Employers Can Dismiss Probees Before Lapse of 6 Months

Why Companies Easily Lose Their Appeal

GPS Tracking: Will Philippine courts follow US vs. Jones?

PHL SC: Limitations on Privacy of Employee’s Computer Use Valid

General Managers" just employees if not in By-Laws

Intellectual Property
New IP Rules of Procedure Released

Internal Revenue Round-up

Trademark Law
When totality is not enough: abandoning the Holistic

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In over two decades of providing legal services to the public, FNS has evolved to become one of the more distinguished and prominent law firms in the Philippines, hurdling legal battles of historical importance with its innovative and ingenious approach to client-problems.

Housed at the 23rd Floor of Multinational Bancorporation Centre at the heart of the Makati Business District, FNS opened its first branch office in Cavite, Philippines in 1999 and a liaison and referral office in Hongkong known as the Fortun Narvasa & Salazar (H.K.) Services Limited in 2002. Its Baguio City branch office was likewise opened in August 2003 to better serve its clients in Northern Luzon.

With its diversified practice ranging from the prosecution of individual and corporate civil and criminal actions to assisting clients in commercial transactions to providing valued advice in the fast-growing global field of electronic commerce and telecommunications, the Firm provides individualized and cost-effective legal service without compromising the exacting demands of professional excellence and quality.

With FNS, you are assured of quality legal service done through efficient and economically sound processes.


Fortun Narvasa & Salazar is ranked for Energy & Infrastructure

Top Tier


Leading Firm

Leading Law Firm for the years 2009-2017 in Dispute Resolution and Projects Infrastructure and Energy.

Philip Sigfrid A. Fortun is the leading individual 2009-2017 for Dispute Resolution and Roderick R. C. Salazar III is the leading individual 2009-2017 for Projects Infrastructure and Energy.


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