FERDINAND M. NEGRE received his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo Law School 1991. In 1993, he obtained a post-graduate degree of Master of Intellectual Property at Pierce University in New Hampshire, USA. In 2004-2005, he attended a Post-Graduate Scholarship Program on Intellectual Property at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center in Munich, Germany and at the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute in London, UK.
Mr. Negre teaches different intellectual property laws at the Ateneo Law School where he chairs the Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Department. He has been lecturing on intellectual property subjects in different universities, government agencies and international organizations including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He also lectures in workshops for lawyers as part of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education required by the Supreme Court and in workshops for judges and court attorneys conducted by the Philippine Judicial Academy. He is a member of the Supreme Court Sub-Committee on Special Rules in IP Cases.
In 2014, he was the Examiner for Mercantile Law in the annual Bar Examinations conducted by the Supreme Court.
He is the Past President of the Licensing Executives Society of the Philippines. He is a Founding Trustee and an officer of the Intellectual Property Professors and Researchers Organization of the Philippines, Inc. He is the Corporate Secretary of the Philippine Franchise Association and Corporate Counsel of the Philippine Retailers Association. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the Philippine Bar Association, and the Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines.
Mr. Negre is a founding partner of Bengzon Negre Untalan Intellectual Property Attorneys (BNU) based in Makati, Philippines. BNU is the only law firm in the Philippines focused exclusively on intellectual property law practice.
He is a Certified Public Accountant.