Atty. Norieva D. de Vega – Managing Partner, Philippine Intellectual Property, Civil, Competition and Political Lawyer,
Atty. Norieva “Nikki” de Vega is the Managing Partner of Nicolas & De Vega Law Offices (NDV Law). She obtained her Juris Doctor degree in Law from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law where she graduated Class Salutatorian . She also received the Silver Medal Second Honors award. Moreover, she was bestowed the Silver Medal for Academic Excellence for her achievements in the field of academics. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines in Diliman. In addition, she has finished the Intellectual Property Law School Program of the Instituto de Estudos Europeus de Macau. Furthermore, she has successfully completed the Intellectual Property Training for Lawyers held in Tokyo, Japan and sponsored by the Japan Patent Office in coordination with the Association on Overseas Technical Scholarship. She also holds a Certificate from the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) for her completion of the WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property held in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. Atty. de Vega is currently taking up Masters of Law in Global Competition and Consumer Law at the University of Melbourne.
A duly registered resident representative accredited by the Philippine Intellectual Property Office, Atty. de Vega primarily practices intellectual property law, including licensing and technology transfer agreements and the prosecution and maintenance of trademarks, copyrights, patents, utility models, industrial designs. She also specializes in all areas of local and international taxation, election law, competition and antitrust law and entertainment law. She has extensive experience in litigation, particularly in the fields of tax law, family law, intellectual property litigation and enforcement actions.
Before forming the firm, Atty. de Vega was connected with Carpio Villaraza & Cruz (CVC Law), where she practiced Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law and Litigation.
Atty. De Vega is a law professor at the Far Eastern University Institute of Law where she teaches Political Law Review to graduating law students. She is also a thesis/dissertation defense panelist. Pertinently, she is duly accredited as a Trainer by the Licensing Executives Society International.
In addition to teaching, Atty. De Vega is a media practitioner and a member of the Kapisanan nang mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas. At present, she is the host of the radio show entitled "Ang Buhay at Batas" aired at DZRJ 810AM together with Atty. Karlo Nicolas. Likewise, she was the host of the radio show "Mind Your Own Business" from 2011 to 2015 aired also at DZRJ 810 AM. In addition, she was a radio announcer at DWLA-FM 105.9 from 1997 to 1998. Atty. De Vega is also a regular columnist at FranchisingPH, one of the leading resources in franchising in the Philippines. Moreover, she also writes for OFWHotjobs, a magazine devoted to Filipino overseas workers. Pertinently, Atty. De Vega has appeared in numerous television shows and radio programs as a legal expert in various fields of law such as business, labor, election, family and the like.
Atty. de Vega is also active in the community. At present, she is the President of the prestigious Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Mandaluyong . She is likewise the Chairman of the Advocacy Committee of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry – NCR (PCCI-NCR), an organization of all chambers of commerce in the National Capital Region. Moreover, she is the Vice- Chairman of the Mandaluyong Micro Small Medium Enterprise Development Council (MSMED Council). Further, she is the Director and Chairman of the Welfare Service Committee of the Philippine Red Cross Rizal Chapter- Mandaluyong Branch.
Currently, she serves as a Director of the Valle Verde VI Homeowners’ Association and Chairman of its Grievance Committee. In addition, she is a Director of the Philippine National Police Mandaluyong Station Advisory Council on Police Transformation and Development. She is also a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Federacion Internacional De Abogadas, Licensing Executives Society (LES Philippines), Association on Overseas Technical Scholarship Alumni Association, The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA)International, LAWASIA Philippines, Legal Management Council of the Philippines, International Association for Contract and Commercial Management and Sigma Delta Phi.
A humanitarian leader, Atty. De Vega has implemented numerous service and charitable projects in the community of Mandaluyong pertaining to nutrition, maternal health, legal aid, education, etc. as a past President of the Rotary Club of Mandaluyong Uptown (RY 2013-2014), District Chairman for Public Image of Rotary District 3800 (RY 2015 – 2016) and District Chairman for Rules and Procedure (2018-2019).
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