(Metro News) NBI seizes P6M worth of fake JanSport bags in Binondo raids

January 14, 2012 2:09 am 

MANILA, Jan. 13 – Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation's Intellectual Property Rights Division seized P6 million worth of counterfeit JanSport bags during separate raids conducted in Binondo, Manila on Wednesday.

Raided were the retail outlet and two stockrooms of the T.A. Eustaquio General Merchandise located at Stall 1N-15, Ground Floor, 168 Shopping Mall, Sta. Elena St.; and Unit G 19-21, Pasilio G, and Unit H 31-33, Pasilio H, both located in Manila Textile Building, Soler St., Binondo.

Confiscated were 3,223 pieces of counterfeit JanSport bags collectively valued at P6 million.

NBI-IPRD agents said the establishments were owned by Teodorica A. Eustaquio and Sally Ong. They added that the raids stemmed from the complaints made by JanSport's intellectual property rights representative in the country.

The search-and-seizure warrant was issued by presiding Judge Antonio M. Eugenio of the Manila Regional Trial Court. Charges of Trademark Infringement under the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines or Republic Act No. 8293 are being prepared against the owners of the erring establishments. (PNA) scs/PFN

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