“Tahanang Pinakamasaya” ang bagong pangalan ng noontime show ng TAPE Inc. na blocktimer sa Kapuso Network.
Sa ulat ni Nelson Canlas sa 24 Oras Weekend nitong Sabado, sinabing ito’y matapos lumabas ang desisyon ng Marikina City Regional Trial Court Branch 273 na pinagbabawalan ang TAPE Inc. at GMA Network na gamitin ang mga trademark na “EB”, “Eat Bulaga” at “Eat Bulaga and EB”, maging ang logos at jingle nito.
Ang TVJ ang nagmamay-ari ng Eat Bulaga trademark, base sa desisyon.
“Initial reaction, among others, we were surprised that the court ruled on trademark and trademark infringement when the case pending in court is copyright infringement. We will definitely file an appeal to this decision,” sabi ng legal counsel ng TAPE Inc. na si Atty. Maggie Garduque.
“For accuracy and clarity of the public, the Regional Trial Court clearly found that GMA did not commit any act of copyright infringement or unfair competition against the plaintiffs as it was merely complying with its contractual commitments under its airtime agreement with co-defendant TAPE. In fact, the Court found that GMA was a mere nominal party to TVJ’s suit. And the latter never claimed any damages in their complaint as against GMA,” saad ng Kapuso Network sa pahayag nito.
“We will comply with the directive of the Court on the airing of Eat Bulaga episodes in our platforms,” pagpapatuloy ng Kapuso Network.
Sa kabila nito, patuloy na kokonsulta ang network sa external counsel nito para sa mga maaaring hakbang sa korte. —Jamil Santos/VBL, GMA Integrated News