The Philippine Chronicle 31th October 2006
NBI seized fake Timberland bags in Binondo mall.
THE National Bureau Of Investigation (NBI) yesterday reported the seizure of thousands of pesos seized worth of counterfeit Timberland Bags at a raid in popular mall in Binondo.
Lawyer Jose Justo Yap of the Intellectual Property Rights Division (IPRD) said agents raided the sales outlet and stockroom of Jambalaya General Merchandise owned by Susan Go Janeth M. Abra on the ground floor at the 168 shopping mall on Soler Street and at Fortune Palace on Juan Luna Street, both in Binondo.
They face charges of trade infringement under the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (Republic Act 8293)
Yap said the agents seized hundreds of counterfeit Timberland bags based on warrants obtained from Judge Reynaldo G. Ros of the Manila Regional Trial Court. No amount for the seized bags was disclosed.
Yap, in a report, said the NBI had placed the establishments under months of surveillance and conducted several test buys to confirm the evidence gathered through Orion Support Incorporated (OSI), a market research firm representing Timberland.
Francis Jay M Bilowan