Atty. Ireneo M. Galicia

At present, he is the Government Corporate Counsel and member of the Integrated BAR of the Philippines (Quezon City Chapter).

Atty. Galicia obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of the East in 1972 and Bachelor of Laws from Ateneo de Manila University in 1978.

Admitted to the Practice of Law in the State of California in 1989.

He has extensive experience in Intellectual Property Law (patents, utility models, and industrial designs; trademarks and geographical indications; copyright; optical media, and digital rights; licensing of IP rights; Agreement on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the Doha Declaration, including the implementation of flexibilities, and public health) and exposure in IP in the ASEAN region, negotiating IP provisions in free trade, bilateral, regional agreements, regional harmonization and international IP agreements.

He has extensive knowledge of the laws relating to food, drugs and cosmetics in the Philippines, including Republic Act No. 3720, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; Republic Act No. 8203, Special Law on Counterfeit Drugs; Republic Act No. 6675, Generics Act of 1988; Republic Act No. 5921, Pharmacy Act; Republic Act No. 7394, Consumer Act of the Philippines; and other laws administered by the Bureau of Food and Drugs (now Food and Drug Authority of the Philippines).