The Honorable Court of Appeals upheld the right of publicity in the case of Andres Sanchez v Honorable Judge Ramon Paul Hernando, Emmanuel Pacquiao and the Office of the City Prosecutor of Quezon City.
The Honorable Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the right of publicity in the case of Andres Sanchez v Honorable Judge Ramon Paul Hernando, Emmanuel Pacquiao and the Office of the City Prosecutor of Quezon City, decided on July 7, 2009.
The case started when Emmanuel Pacquiao, the Philippine boxing icon and eight-time world champion, initiated a criminal suit for violation of Section 169.1 in relation to Section 170 of the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines (IP Code), which reads:
“Section 169. False Designations of Origin; False Description or Representation, 169.1—Any person who, on or in connection with any goods or services, or any container for goods, uses in commerce any word, term, name, symbol, or device, or any combination thereof, or any false designation of origin, false or misleading description of fact, or false or misleading representation of fact, which:
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Philippines, right of publicity, Emmanuel Pacquiao, celebrity names, image rights