Edmund Baranda
Partner, Principal and Country Manager
Baranda & Associates, Member of the Rouse Network

Edmund is a Partner with Baranda and Associates, a member of the Rouse Network, a Principal and Country Manager of our Philippines business.

Edmund is an IP lawyer in the Philippines with more than 10 years' experience. He is also a qualified Patent Agent.

Edmund has extensive experience in drafting patent specifications, advising on freedom-to-operate searches and prosecuting local and international patent applications. He is also involved in patent litigation, particularly patent cancellation and patent infringement actions in the pharmaceutical field, and trade mark/copyright litigation.

Professional qualifications 

  • BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines

  • LLB, University of the Philippines

  • LLM, University of Michigan Law School, United States

  • Passed examination in drafting patent specifications administered by the Federation Internationale Des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle (FICPI)

  • Philippine Patent Agent (Chemical Field), administered by the Philippine Intellectual Property Office with the assistance of the European Patent Office


  • Listed in IAM’s Global Leaders 2019
  • The Philippines Top 100 Lawyers 2018, Asia Business Law Journal
  • IAM Patent, 2016: Recommended Individual
  • Managing Intellectual Property 2016: Listed as an IP star for trade marks
  • WTR 1000, 2016: Ranked Bronze
  • Chambers Asia Pacific, 2016: Listed as a 'Notable practitioner'
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific Rankings 2015: Listed as a 'Recommended Individual'
  • WTR 1000, 2015: Ranked Bronze 
  • Chambers Global, 2015: Listed as 'Notable practitioner'
  • Managing Intellectual Property, 2015: Listed as 'IP' star
  • Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014: Listed as a 'Notable practitioner'. Clients say he is "responsive and focused on his clients' needs."
  • Managing Intellectual Property 2014: Named as an 'IP' star

Professional memberships

  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines

  • New York Bar, USA

Personal interests