Television and Production Exponents (TAPE) Inc. Atty. Maggie Abraham-Garduque said that they’re planning to file charges against people who were planning to continue calling their noontime show ‘Fake Bulaga’ even if they already renewed their trademark ownership.
In an interview with Abante, the celebrity lawyer believed that calling them ‘fake’ even if they were the owner of the Eat Bulaga trademark was defamatory.
“For me, no one has the right to call TAPE’s show as Fake Bulaga. It is the registered owner of the name and logo of ‘Eat Bulaga’, it is the one using it in its show for the past 4 decades and up to now so it cannot be the Fake Bulaga.” the lawyer said.
“In fact we will file all legal action/s to all who are calling it Fake Bulaga,” she added.
It can be recalled that the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) granted TAPE another 10-year extension on the ownership of Eat Bulaga.
It means that TAPE would own the trademark until 2033.
Meanwhile, Tito Sotto downplayed the successful renewal of TAPE Inc, saying that they were focusing on trying to get the copyright ownership of the show.