Former Senate President and Eat Bulaga host Tito Sotto revealed their possible next move after their departure from TAPE Inc.
In an interview with One PH, Sotto insisted that they own the branding of ‘Eat Bulaga’ and they’re planning to bring it to the court.
Sotto also said that TAPE Inc. has no right to use the segments of Eat Bulaga because it was owned by the writers and production who also resigned from the company.
The retired politician also reacted to the statement published by TAPE and noticed that the company even used the terms that the original hosts invented including the ‘Isang libo’t, isang tuwa,”
Meanwhile, Sotto said that they would let TAPE Inc. use Eat Bulaga’s branding while they’re planning their next move.
He explained that TAPE only owns the merchandising rights, but Sotto revealed that they have a stronger position because they possess the entertainment services rights for Eat Bulaga branding.
Sotto planned to just charge TAPE for using their branding once the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) already made its decision.
“Gamitin nalang muna nila habang nag-iisip kung ano ang susunod naming steps at pagkatapos ay bayaran nalang,” Sotto said.
He’s also planning to wait for the decision of IPOPHL before trying to change the name of their new show back to Eat Bulaga.
As of writing, TAPE Inc. has yet to give a response to Sotto’s interview.