PFGB DIGMAAN legal case filed at Intellectual Property Office (PH)

Philippine Federation of Gamefowl Breeders, Inc. (PFGB) filed an intellectual property legal case at the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) against Pambansang Federation ng Gamefowl Breeders, Inc. (PFGB 2.0 or WOFGB or WO-BREAKAWAY) pertaining to the usage of trade names “PFGB” and “DIGMAAN”.

Philippine Federation of Gamefowl Breeders, Inc. (PFGB) held its inaugural or 1st DIGMAAN stag derby in the year of 2012. Then in 2013, its 2nd DIGMAAN stag derby.

In 2012, PFGB was formed with its vision and mission to host national derby accessible to the financially challenged (aka poor) cockfighters. Hence, #pangmasa. The pot money was set at PHP 6600 to be an alternative national stag derby to NFGB BAKBAKAN which has a pot money of PHP 15000 or PHP 16500.

But in 2013, under Interim President Wilson Ong, the pot money was raised to PHP 8800.

Philippine Federation of Gamefowl Breeders, Inc. (PFGB) was run by interim officers until it held its first elections on February 2014 per Security and Exchange Commission requirement. The quorum (11 of the 13 incorporators) agreed to have an election. Interim President Wilson Ong and Nestor Vendivil lost the elections to Rikki Reyes and Tony Ohsan.

After the elections, everyone shook hands and ready to face the start of the 2014 stag banding season. But Wilson Ong and Nestor Vendivil was to form a breakaway group with the same acronym PFGB (Pambansang Federation ng Gamefowl Breeders, Inc.) and the same cockfighting competition name DIGMAAN.

Philippine Federation of Gamefowl Breeders, Inc. (PFGB) is now headed by Rikki Reyes as President and Tony Ohsan as Vice President and is promoting its 3rd DIGMAAN stag national derby with PHP 4400 pot money and PHP 3300 minimum bet.

Pambansang Federation ng Gamefowl Breeders, Inc. (PFGB 2.0 or WOFGB or WO-BREAKAWAY) has Wilson Ong as its President and Nestor Vendivil as its Vice President and is promoting its 1st DIGMAAN stag national derby with PHP 8800 pot money and PHP 5500 minimum bet.

Will there be two DIGMAAN stag national derbies this coming October-December stag fighting season?

Only Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) can decide?

Or higher legal courts of the Philippines?

– Gameness til the End

PS

“Avoid Deceptive Business Practices” 🙂

PPS

About IP Cases

The Bureau of Legal Affairs hears and decides opposition to the application for registration of marks; cancellation of trademarks; cancellation of patents, utility models, and industrial designs; and petitions for compulsory licensing of patents.  It also exercises original jurisdiction in administrative complaints for violations of laws involving intellectual property rights: provided, that its jurisdiction is limited to complaints where the total damages claimed are not less than Two hundred thousand pesos (Php 200,000).

The Director of the Bureau of Legal Affairs has the power to hold and punish for contempt all those who disregard orders or writs issued in the course of the proceedings.  The Director has also the power to impose administrative penalties.

IPOPHL’s Vision

An Intellectual Property-conscious Philippines in a demystified, development-oriented, and democratized IP System by 2020 (2020 VISION: 3D IP)

IPOPHL’s Mission

We are a knowledge-driven government organization that works towards economic, technological, and socio-cultural development by communicating, enabling, and ensuring the effective use of the Intellectual Property System in all levels of society for the creation, protection, utilization, and enforcement of Intellectual Property

IPOPHL’s Strategic Goals

  • SG1    Deliver quality and timely patents, trademarks, and other registrations
  • SG2    Provide speedy, quality, and effective legal remedies and be the forum of choice for IP dispute resolution
  • SG3    Provide IP-related business development and technology transfer services
  • SG4    Institutionalize copyright support services
  • SG5    Increase the level of appreciation of, respect for, and utilization of IP
  • SG6    Lead the advocacy for legal and policy infrastructures to address emerging national and global demands of the IP system
  • SG7    Develop and maintain a highly-motivated, competent, and cohesive workforce committed to serve with professionalism, transparency, and integrity
  • SG8    Provide a conducive work environment that supports professional growth and promotes work-life balance




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