Veteran columnist Cristy Fermin sided with Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon on the copyright infringement complaint they filed against TAPE Incorporated.
On July 12, TVJ and former Eat Bulaga creative director Jenny Ferre filed a complaint against TAPE Inc, asking the court to stop TAPE from using the title and jingle of the longest-running noontime show.
They’re also asking TAPE to pay them P21-M due to the unauthorized airing of replayed episodes of Eat Bulaga for three days.
While TAPE argued that they’re the registrant of Eat Bulaga’s copyright, Cristy believed that TVJ was the rightful owner of the brand.
She even mentioned a statement from one of TAPE’s executives, who reportedly said that TVJ is Eat Bulaga.
“Tito, Vic, and Joey is Eat Bulaga, and Eat Bulaga is Tito, Vic, and Joey,” said Fermin, quoting the said official.
Cristy also said that the issue had already escalated, even if there was still a chance to fix it without the TVJ leaving Eat Bulaga.
It was public knowledge that Joey invented the title ‘Eat Bulaga’ while Vic wrote the jingle of the noontime show.
As of writing, TAPE has yet to give an official statement on the case filed against them by TVJ.