Mang Tomas All-Around Sarsa was created in the late ‘80s at a small lechon stall in Manila as a sauce specifically for lechon. Since then, Mang Tomas has evolved over the years, as a condiment enjoyed by many Filipinos because of its unique flavor that livens ordinary everyday dishes.
Mang Tomas All – Around Sarsa – HOT & SPICY
This ribs recipe tenderizes the meat in the BBQ cooking liquid before finishing it off on the grill to give it a smoky flavor.
Mang Tomas Beef Tapa
This local twist to the roast chicken is sure to become a family favorite, with its easy preparation and unique flavors that make it truly Filipino.
4 Otherwise known as the “International Classification of Goods.”
27 See UFC Philippines, Inc. v. Fiesta Barrio Manufacturing Corporation, G.R. No. 198889, January 20, 2016; Skechers U.SA., Inc., supra note 19; Berris Agricultural Company, Inc. v. Abyadang, G.R. No. 183404, October 13, 2010, 633 SCRA 196; Dermaline, Inc. v. Myra Pharmaceuticals, G.R. No. 190065, August 16, 2010, 628 SCRA 356; Societe Des Produits Nestl�, S.A. v. Dy, Jr., G.R. No. 172276, August 8, 2010, 627 SCRA 223; Prosource International, Inc. v. Horphag Research Management SA, G.R. No. 180073, November 25, 2009, 605 SCRA 523.
We have examined the OK Hotdog Inasal and Mang Inasal marks under the lens of pertinent law and jurisprudence. And, through it, we have determined the justness of petitioner’s claim. By our legal and jurisprudential standards, the respondent’s OK Hotdog Inasal mark is, indeed, likely to cause deception or confusion on the part of the public. Hence, contrary to what the IPO-BLA, IPO-DG, and the CA had ruled, the respondent’s application should have been denied.
The OK Hotdog Inasal mark meets the two conditions of the proscription under Sec. 123.1(d)(iii) ofRA 8293. First, it is similar to the Mang Inasal mark, an earlier mark Second, it pertains to goods that are related to the services represented by such earlier mark Petitioner was, therefore, correct; and the IPO-BLA, IPO-DG, and the CA’s rulings must be reversed. The OK Hotdog Inasal mark is not entitled to be registered as its use will likely deceive or cause confusion on the part of the public and, thus, also likely to infringe the Mang Inasal mark The law, in instances such as this, must come to the succor of the owner of the earlier mark.
28 See Sterling Products International, Inc. v. Farbenfabriken Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, No. L-19906, April 30, 1969, 27 SCRA 1214.
All in all, we find that the OK Hotdog Inasal mark is similar to the Mang Inasal mark.
123.1. A mark cannot be registered if it:
Decisions of the IPO-BLA and the IPO-DG