E.A.T director Pat Plaza couldn’t hide his happiness after the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) removed the trademark rights of Television and Production Exponents (TAPE) Inc. for Eat Bulaga title and logo.
On December 5, 2023, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon won a major win amid their legal battle against the Jalosjos-owned company after IPOPHL ruled that TAPE failed to convince them why they should become the trademark owner of Eat Bulaga.
Pat who’s also one of the former directors of Eat Bulaga posted a photo of the whole crew of E.A.T as his response to the victory.
“FOREVER GRATEFUL…. ❤️🤍❤️,” Pat said.
FOREVER GRATEFUL…. ❤️🤍❤️ pic.twitter.com/0WhQNo424G
— 🅟🅐🅣🅒🅗🅨🅟🅘🅔 (@pat_05) December 5, 2023
It can be recalled that TVJ, together with other former staff of Eat Bulaga, left GMA Network and formed a new noontime show titled E.A.T.
After the decision, TVJ fans were hoping that the trio could now finally use the title Eat Bulaga again.
However, TVJ still needed to win the copyright infringement case they filed against TAPE Inc. before they finally legally owned Eat Bulaga title.
IPOPHL only removed TAPE’s right to use Eat Bulaga in merchandise.
As of writing, TVJ and TAPE have yet to release their reaction to the decision of the court.