Fake goods flood Divisoria

February 2, 2006

People’s Journal (Philippines) 2nd Feb 2006

Fake goods flood Divisoria

Fake novelty products continue to flood the busy Divisoria commercial district in Manila.
Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation on Monday seized some P2.5 million worth of
counterfeit “Sanrio” products in a series of raids in Binondo and Tondo.
Now facing charges of copyright infringement are Susan Go, Delia Capicio and Marilla Cubacub,
owners of Jabbong’s General Merchandise and Coco Bag Collection
A team from the NBI INtellectual Rights Division raided the establishments at the second floor
of New Divisoria Mall, Sto. Cristo, Tondo; and at Unit 501, fifth floor of Elcano Tower I, Elcano
Street, Binondo.
Seized from the two establishments were 8,131 pieces of fake “Hello Kitty,” “Kero Keroppi” and
“Little Twin Stars” bags, wallets, pouches, coin purses and pencil cases.
The NBI placed the two establishments under surveillance and conducted test buys after receiving
information from market research firm Orion Support Inc.
Only last week, the “168” Mall in Divisoria was reportedly being used by smugglers as a front for shabu trafficking.
Article written by:
Hector Lawas
People’s Journal (Philippines)




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