NBI agents seize P3-M fake Warner Bros. Products

October 30, 2005

Daily Tribune (Philippines) 30th Oct 2005                                                                                                                      

NBI agents seize P3-M fake Warner Bros. Products

The National Bureau of investigation (NBI) seized late this week some P3 million worth of fake Warner Bros. toys following a series of raids in Binondo district.

According to NBI Intellectual Property Rights Division (IPRD) chief Jose Justo Yap, they confiscated counterfeit Toys of Batman, Justice League and The Powerpuff Girls from the two sales outlets and two stockrooms of Blue Sunrise Toy Shop and Wamao Toys owned by a certain Michael Wang, Edwin Pollicar and Pie Tian Wang.

NBI agents said raided were Stall 1-A 38 of the 168 Shopping Mall; third floor of New Divisoria Shopping Center on Sta. Elena Street and room 48-16 of Juan Luna Street, Binondo.

Confiscated during the raids were 4,313 pieces of assorted Batman, Powerpuff Girls and Justice League toys, packaging materials and receipts and invoices.

Yap disclosed the NBI agents placed the establishment under surveillance and conducted test buys after receiving information from the market research firm Orion Support Inc.
After confirming activities, the NBI obtained a corresponding search warrant from Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 24 Executive Judge Antonio Eugenia Jr.

Yap said charges of unfair competition and trademark infringement were lodged against the owners of the raided establishments.

Jun P. Yap – The Daily Tribune

fake warner bros
fake warner bros


Comments are closed.

Intellectual Property Rights

OSI has investigated several thousand IPR infringers and successfully raided over 2,500 illicit manufacturers and major importer/distributors, Philippine-wide, since 1992. And their success rate hovers at just under 98% over the last 22 years, a significant accomplishment in an industry known for significant corruption.


Commercial Investigations

While OSI's three senior managers have many years of investigative experience throughout Europe, the Americas and other areas within S.E. Asia, they have over 70+ years of such experience and investigative contacts throughout the Philippines. And, they have established a proven and successful track record as reflected by their client list outlined on the client page of this website.


Security Risk Management

OSI's Security Risk Management division supports the protection initiatives of major international and local corporations doing business throughout the Philippines. In-country operational regions include the major high risk areas in Mindanao, where current activities include performing in-depth security and political risk assessments, security program audits, VIP protection operations, and counter insurgency collections.


About Us

OSI Philippines was formed in 2001 by Jeff Williams, who is Board Certified in Security Management by the American Society for Industrial Security International.

Mr. Williams has over 40 years of combined worldwide investigative and security consulting experience, with over 25 years working Philippine-wide as a Special Agent and Counterintelligence Officer with the USAF Office of Special Investigations (OSI), U.S. Embassy, Manila; and then as the Country Manager for Pinkerton Consulting Services, Philippines.