Bengzon Negre Untalan ("BNU") is a firm focused on the practice of intellectual property law. Originally founded as a 2-lawyer partnership in 2001 by Anthony D. Bengzon and Ferdinand M. Negre, it has grown to be a solid boutique law firm composed of 4 partners complemented by associate lawyers, trademark and patent paralegals and consultants who are all experts in various relevant fields. BNU’s client roster includes a number of notable foreign and local multinational companies: Nestlé, S.A., Lacoste, Honda Motors, Levi Strauss & Co., Abbott Laboratories, San Miguel Corp., San Miguel Brewery, Inc., San Miguel Pure Foods Company, Inc., Ginebra San Miguel, Inc., Smart Communications, Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5), La Farge Cement Services, Inc., Century Pacific Group, Max’s Group, Splash Corp., and Green Cross, Inc. Since 2010, BNU has been listed by Chambers & Partners as one of the country’s leading law firms in intellectual property law. In 2014, the firm achieved a “Band 2” ranking. The publication cited it as “a dedicated IP practice renowned for its capabilities in patent and trademark enforcement.” The firm is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP), Licensing Executives Society of the Philippines (LES), and MARQUES.