P1-M worth of fake ‘North Face’ bags seized in Binondo

November 17, 2011 10:30 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 16 -– Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)’s Intellectual Property Rights Division have confiscated an estimated P1 million worth of “North Face” bags during a raid in Binondo, Manila early this week.

Raided were sales outlet and two stockrooms of Cassiel General Merchandise, which was reportedly owned by Violeta Pangan Isidro, Joanne Sy, Peter Sy, and operates at Stalls 1-41D and 1-43D, Ground Floor and Unit F-41, Fourth Floor, 11/88 Shopping Mall, Reina Regente Street, and Unit J-31, Pasilio J, Ground Floor, Manila Textile Market, Soler Street, all located in Binondo, Manila.

Seized were 350 pieces of counterfeit “North Face” bags.

The raid was made possible after Orion Support Incorporated, intellectual property rights representatives of “North Face”, filed a complaint with the NBI, prompting the latter to conduct its own investigation.

And when sufficient evidence was uncovered, the NBI then sought a warrant from the sala of Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 24 Judge Antonio M. Eugenio, to expedite the raid.

Charges of Trademark Infringement under the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines or Republic Act 8293 are being prepared against the owners of the raided establishments. (PNA)

DCT/PFN

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