Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Globe Tatto Stick 'Tonino Lamborghini' is Fake and a Trademark Infringement (Photo)

Tonino Lamborghini, an Italian based company of shades and watches accused Globe Telecommunications 'Tonino Lamborghini' Tattoo broadband as fake. As stated on the press release posted and signed by Tonino Lamborghini, the CEO of the company,
"Tonino Lamborghini, an Italy-based company which is the sole lawful owner worldwide of the trademark 'Tonino Lamborghini' wishes to inform its customers that unauthorized people are currently trading online and through Globe stores '4G Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini' broadband stick which is a counterfeited product."

"Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l. has never manufactured or authorized anyone to manufacture such a product, which constitutes therefore a serious trademark infringement," Lamborghini said in the statement, which was posted in the Italy-based company's website and in several blogs.

Moreover the advertising campaign 'Feed your Need for Speed' featuring Marlon Stockinger, first Filipino to win a formula race in Europe, is deceitful and unlawful since it leads to a serious likelihood of confusion between two different and separate brands and businesses that is to say 'Tonino Lamborghini' and 'Automobili Lamborghini,'" he added.

Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l. shall take any legal action to protect the brand."

Globe is not giving their official statements yet regarding the issue.

Meanwhile, Tonino Lamborghini and Automobili Lamborghini are two different companies. Tonino is a luxury brand of watches, shades, among others while Automobili is a company which sells automotive related goods like sports car.

Photo courtesy of Google


  1. Hmmmm... Hindi ka pala pwede basta-basta lang gumawa ng product na inspired ng sasakyan?

  2. Globe Telecom's Official Statement on the Tonino Lamborghini Press Release
    by Globe Telecom on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 8:01pm
    Globe Telecom obtained authorization to use the name and logo Tonino Lamborghini through an agreement with Primo Mobile, the master franchisor of mobile phone related products for the Italian brand Tonino Lamborghini. Primo Mobile is a Singapore-based company that has a master license agreement with Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l. and is duly authorized to sub-license the use of the Lamborghini logo. The design of the Globe Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini 4G USB sticks was reviewed and approved by Primo Mobile.

    Globe Telecom assures the public of its strong adherence and commitment to the highest ethical standards in business and good corporate governance. The company will not engage in any activity that will mislead the public in the course of doing business and serving its customers.

  3. If Globe Telecom can obtain authorization to use the Logo of other companies, why not use Automobili Lamborghini instead of Tonino? if their concept about their 10Mbps broadband is speed, is it more convincing to use a logo of a company that sells turbo cars, and not watches?

    nuff said.