Court dis­misses in­junc­tion case over Koi herbal cap­sule prod­ucts

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The Ba­colod City Re­gional Trial Court has dis­missed the in­junc­tion case filed against Cather­ine Brios by es­tranged hus­band Fran­cis Cabuga in con­nec­tion with the pro­lif­er­a­tion of al­legedly fake Koi prod­ucts, an herbal sup­ple­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the de­ci­sion, 6th Ju­di­cial Re­gion Judge Edgardo Sayson ruled the case falls un­der the ex­clu­sive ju­ris­dic­tion of the des­ig­nated Spe­cial Com­mer­cial Court.

The case claimed Health First Well­ness Lab­o­ra­to­ries Inc. was the reg­is­tered owner of the brand name Koi, which has prod­ucts reg­is­tered with FDA as herbal di­etary sup­ple­ment cap­sules.

Atty. Erfe Del Castillo, le­gal coun­sel for Health First Well­ness Lab­o­ra­to­ries Inc., ear­lier filed a pre­lim­i­nary in­junc­tion and tem­po­rary re­strain­ing or­der against In­terchemex Lab­o­ra­to­ries and Franzkate Mar­ket­ing, which are owned by Brios. How­ever, the de­ci­sion found Franz­cate Mar­ket­ing was pre­vi­ously listed as the dis­trib­u­tor and mar­ket­ing arm of the brand name Koi.

Health First Well­ness Lab­o­ra­to­ries Inc. re­sponded by pre­sent­ing a Jan­uary 24, 2018 cer­tifi­cate that in­di­cated Franz­cate Mar­ket­ing was no longer a dis­trib­u­tor of the prod­uct. It also al­leged In­terchemex Lab­o­ra­to­ries was pro­duc­ing fake herbal cap­sules.

Brios’ le­gal coun­sel, Atty. Jo­max Or­tiz, called the dis­missal a “par­tial vic­tory” and be­lieves the mo­tion for re­con­sid­er­a­tion filed by the com­plainants will like­wise be dis­missed.

“It is an ex­er­cise in fu­til­ity,” Or­tiz added./DGB,

Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal Gov­er­nor Al­fredo Marañon, Jr. yes­ter­day signed a mem­o­ran­dum of agree­ment with the John B. Lac­son Col­leges Foun­da­tion, Misuga Man­age­ment Ser­vices Inc., and Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal Mar­itime Schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents at the Provin­cial Capi­tol. The stu­dents el­i­gi­ble for the schol­ar­ship are study­ing to­wards de­grees in ma­rine trans­porta­tion and ma­rine en­gi­neer­ing. (Richard Mal­i­han photo)

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