Well-known marks protected in the Philippines

01-08-2011

Anne Mariae Celeste V. Jumadla

Trademark registration is based on ownership, and only the owner of the mark is entitled to register it. This has been the view of the Philippine Supreme Court in numerous cases.

Trademark registration is based on ownership, and only the owner of the mark is entitled to register it. This has been the view of the Philippine Supreme Court in numerous cases.

In its most recent decision, the Supreme Court upheld the registration of Harvard University for its ‘Harvard Veritas Shield Symbol’ against a cancellation proceeding by Fredco Manufacturing Corporation, successorin- interest of New York Garments (NYG), the first user of the ‘Harvard’ trademark in the Philippines for class 25 goods, i.e. t-shirts, polo shirts, etc.

Fredco’s ‘Harvard’


Philippines, Harvard University, New York Garments, bad faith

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