11 United Feautre Syndicate v. Munsingwear (digest).docx - CASE UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE INC v AUTHOR GUANIO MUNSINGWEAR[GR No 76193 Nov 9 1989 TOPIC

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CASE: UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC. v. MUNSINGWEAR [GR No. 76193 – Nov. 9, 1989] TOPIC : Scope of Copyright: Original Works PONENTE : Paras AUTHOR : GUANIO FACTS United Feature Syndicate (petitioner) filed a petition for the cancellation of the registration of trademark CHARLIE BROWN in the name of Munsingwear Creation Manufacturing Co., Inc., (respondent) with the PH Patent Office. It was alleged that petitioner was damaged by the registration of the trademark CHARLIE BROWN of T-Shirts in the name of respondent on the following grounds: (1) that respondent was not entitled to the registration of the mark CHARLIE BROWN & DEVICE at the time of application for registration; (2) that CHARLIE BROWN is a character creation or a pictorial illustration, the copyright to which is exclusively owned worldwide by the petitioner; (3) that as the owner of the pictorial illustration, petitioner has since 1950 and continuously up to the present, used and reproduced the same to the exclusion of others; (4)
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