- July 9, 2009
- Posted by: Atty. James Biron
- Category: Legal News
Top officials of Philippine companies accused of utilizing the name and image of Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao to sell karaoke microphones are to stand trial for violation of intellectual property after the Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling of a lower court in Manila and denied defendant Andres Sanchez’s petition to dismiss the lawsuit.
Pacquiao seeks court action to stop Sanchez’s G2K Corp. and In-A-Jiffy Enterprises, owned by the defendant’s daughter Maria Cristina Sanchez, from using his “name, image and goodwill” to sell their “Wow Magic Sing” karaoke microphones a competitor of “Extreme Magic Sing” which Pacquiao endorses.