On November 15, 2023, members of the firm joined longtime client, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., in the IPOPHL Enforcement Summit. The IPOPHL Enforcement Summit is a three-day event showcasing the various initiatives of a number of notable brands, in conjunction with the government, in combating counterfeits. The Summit allowed the firm’s representatives, along with other mainstays in the field, to discuss best practices and future plans.
AVP Legal Atty. Ana Singcol, assisted by the firm’s Atty. Montini Felicilda, presented Fast Retailing’s anti-counterfeit actions, including the seizure of counterfeit items in coordination with the Bureau of Customs and the conduct of test buys to ascertain the authenticity of UNIQLO products found on e-commerce websites.
Atty. Singcol and Atty. Felicilda likewise met with the IPOPHL’s Director General Rowel S. Barba, among other key government officials, to discuss these initiatives moving forward, including the possibility of joining the IPOPHL’s Memorandum of Understanding with various e-commerce websites to address challenges in enforcement.
The firm congratulates the IPOPHL on a successful event and looks forward to more events furthering brand protection and awareness.