TEMPO 24th January 24, 2007
Counterfeit Branded Toys Confiscated
Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) seized counterfeit Batman and Superman toys worth P7.2 million during simultaneous raids conducted in Binondo, Manila, the bureau reported yesterday.
Lawyer Jose Justo S. Yap, chief of the NBI-Intellectual Property Rigths Division, said his men raided the two stockrooms of HZQ Toys and/or Candy Hie at No. 546 Elcano Street and at No. 623 Camba Street, Binondo, Manila last Saturday.
Also raided were the sales outlet and two stockrooms of King Land Toys Merchandise and/or Wilbert Henrick Weng Uy, a.k.a. Wilbert Tan located at Stalls HUG-64 & 66, Ground Floor, New Divisoria Mall, and at Unit 404, 4th Floor, and Unit 613, 6th Floor, New Divisoria Shopping Center (formerly, Bodega Sales Center), Sta. Elena Street, all in Binondo, Manila..
The NBI conducted several investigative activities to determine the establishments’ illicit activities. It obtained the search warrants from judge Reynaldo G. Ros of the Manila Regional Trial Court, Branch 33.
The owners of the raided establishments face charges of trademark infringement and unfair competition under the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines or Republic Act 8293.
Jeamma E. Sabate