Eat Bulaga host Paolo Contis reacted to the decision made by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) to remove the ownership of Television and Production Exponents (TAPE) Inc. on the trademark of Eat Bulaga title and logo.
On December 6, 2023, Paolo took a swipe against the decision and insisted they would still appeal the decision that might remove their rights to use the Eat Bulaga title even on their noontime show.
Paolo insisted that the decision was still not yet final.
“Magandang tanghali! Nakaputi ako ngayon, iba ang outfit-an ko ngayon pero simple lang ang gusto kong sabihin para sa ating mga Kapuso. Mga Kapuso, mahaba pa po ang laban. Ibig sabihin, legally, wala pang final. Okay?,” said Paolo.
“Pero ito lang po ang pangako namin, ano man ang mangyari, ang nasimulan po namin na tulong at saya ay itutuloy lang po namin araw-araw. Dahil ‘yun naman po ang dahilan kung bakit kami pumapasok araw-araw. Kayo po ang dahilan kaya nandito kami,” he added.
Meanwhile, netizens couldn’t hide their disappointment towards Paolo for allegedly showing his attitude on national television.
Some netizens told Paolo that he should respect the decision of IPOPHL and reminded that Joey de Leon was the one who invented the title.
It can be recalled that IPOPHL removed the rights of TAPE Inc. to use Eat Bulaga branding on their merchandise.