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Statement of IPOPHL on the Cancellation of TAPE’s Eat Bulaga Trademark Registration

06-Dec-2023 | Source : The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) | Visits : 430

TAGUIG - On recent queries regarding the cancellation of the Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) registration of the “EAT BULAGA” and “EB” trademarks No. 4-2011-005951 and No. 4-2011-005950, respectively, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) confirms that the petitions for cancellation were granted last December 4, 2023, and the decisions were received by the parties on December 5, 2023, according to the official website of IPOPHL.

As provided for under the Bureau of Legal Affairs (BLA) procedures, the cases initially underwent compulsory mediation. As the parties failed to settle, the petitions were referred to adjudication at which stage hearings were held to inspect and compare the parties’ respective evidence, followed by submission of position papers. After which, the Adjudication Officer rendered the decisions. 

The decisions of the Adjudication Officer may be appealed to the BLA Director within 15 days from receipt of the decisions. In turn, the appellate decisions of the BLA Director may be appealed to the IPOPHL Director General within 30 days from receipt of the copy of the BLA Director’s decisions.

The EAT BULAGA and EB registrations that are covered by TM Reg. No. 4-2011-005951 and No. 4-2011-005950 are for Nice Classes 16, 18, 21 and 25.

 
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