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Philippines out of European Union's priority watch list on counterfeiting

Jan 27, 2020 - 12:05 AM

The European Union delists the Philippines, citing 'very few complaints received from stakeholders'

FAKE GOODS. The Bureau of Customs turns over an estimated P58 million worth of fake goods to the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines for destruction at Camp Crame on October 18, 2019. Photo from BOC

Philippines' adult entertainment king wins 'jolli' battle

Jul 05, 2017 - 5:57 PM

The government agency says there was no reason to prohibit the registration of Jolliville which later diversified its business into property management and development

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PH targets P13B counterfeit goods to seize in 2015

Jul 07, 2015 - 8:58 PM

Philippine authorities will try to match 2014’s catch of more than P12B worth of illegal products and continue their information campaign about piracy

FAKE GOODS. The Philippines has seized about P775 million worth of counterfeit goods in the first half of 2015. Photo from Shutterstock / Ian Law

Apple loses against MyPhone in trademark dispute

Jun 03, 2015 - 1:46 AM

US technology giant Apple loses a trademark case against Solid Broadband Corporation the seller of MyPhone smartphones

MAC. Apple's iPhone 6 is displayed as people browse through products at a store in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on November 8, 2014. File photo by Jewel Samad / AFP AFP

Customs busts P556M fake designer bags and apparel

Jul 03, 2014 - 3:41 PM

The Bureau of Customs is alarmed that even Filipino brands are being counterfeited

Skin whiteners, slimming pills most faked drugs in PH

May 07, 2014 - 2:35 PM

The Intellectual Property Office says unscrupulous traders are exploiting the aspiration of consumers especially women to have fair skin and slimmer bodies

BOC's haul: P1.6B of counterfeit clothes, footwear, rice

Feb 11, 2014 - 4:54 PM

As a bonus government agents find 1 000 sacks of illegally imported rice stashed between the counterfeit apparel shoes and toiletries

RICE AND FAKE GOODS. Alongside the seizure of P1.6 billion in counterfeit goods, some 2000 sacks of smuggled rice were found during one seizure. AFP FILE PHOTO

Value of confiscated fake goods falls 37.9% in 2012

Feb 01, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Confiscated fake goods by various agencies fell 37 9 to P5 21 billion in 2012 from P8 38 billion in 2011 largely due to the lower value of the seized pieces

Most faked brands in PH: Louis Vuitton, Lee, Jansport, medicines

Sep 30, 2012 - 9:52 AM

Louis Vuitton items seized by Philippine authorities accounted for 37 of the total faked goods