Fake shoes seized

February 5, 2007

Inquirer February 05, 2007

Fake shoes seized
Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) seized P1.5 million worth of counterfeit Vans rubber shoes during simultaneous raids conducted in PasayCity last week.

Agents of the NBI Intellectual Property Rights Division (IPRD) headed by lawyer Jose Justo Yap raided the stockrooms of Aho Tan in AlokBuilding at 3030 Agtarap Street.

The Operations were conducted after NBI agents placed the establishments under surveillance and conducted test buys to confirm the evidence gathered by Orion Support Incorporated (OSI), a market research firm representing Vans.

Charges of trademark infringement under the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines or Republic Act 8293 are being prepared against the owner of the raided establishments.

Margaux C. Ortiz





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