THE MANILA TIMES: An estimated PHP8 million worth of fake JanSport bags and other items were seized during operations by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Central Regional Office in Bustos town, Bulacan Tuesday.

Confiscated were 4,005 finished counterfeit JanSport bags, 50 unfinished counterfeit JanSport bags, 550 pieces counterfeit JanSport labels and five units of high speed sewing machines.

These items were recovered from the residence-cum-factory of Steve and Cheche Garcia which is located at Kapitan Teodoro, Rubio St., Purok 3, Cambaog, Bustos.

NBI-CELRO agents were armed with a search warrant from Judge Rainelda H. Estacio-Montesa, Branch 46 of Regional Trial Court Manila.

The raids stemmed from the complaint of JanSport’s intellectual property rights representative in the Philippines.

Charges of Trademark Infringement under the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines or Republic Act 8293 are being prepared against the owner/s of the raided establishments.