Thursday, March 29, 2012

2004: PLDT vs. PLDT

The dispute over PLDT.com between the Philipine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Gerry Kaimo peaked on January 29, 2004.  A judge of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court denied the request by PLDT for a preliminary injunction.

PLDT accused Kaimo of infringing on the intellectual property of the trade name and "engaging in unfair competition for using the trade name."

This is not yet the end of the story, which started on in September 1999 when PLDT filed a 1.35 million peso lawsuit against Kaimo.  Kaimo expected PLDT would appeal the case to higher courts, while preparing his own 50-million peso countersuit against PLDT.

PLDT in 1997

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