Television and Production Exponents Incorporated (TAPE Inc.) made a legal move to prevent Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon from continuously using the title ‘Eat Bulaga.’
In the 53-page petition filed by TAPE before the Court of Appeals (CA), they ask for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to stop TVJ Productions from using the title.
It can be recalled that on January 5, the Marikina Court ordered TAPE to stop using the Eat Bulaga title.
According to Atty. Maggie Garduque, the decision made by the court was disrespectful to the jurisdiction of the pending trademark case in the Intellectual Property Office.
“What is needed is for the court to decide if TVJ and Ferre have copyright ownership over these audio-visual recordings of past episodes of ‘Eat Bulaga’ to rule whether copyright infringement and unfair competition are committed. The issue on trademark ownership and cancellation is irrelevant and off-tangent in this case,” she told GMA News.
TJV’s camp has yet to give their statement on the legal move made by TAPE Inc.