In a press release issued by Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l., the Italian company claimed that Globe Telecom is not authorized to use “TONINO LAMBORGHINI” on its Tattoo internet sticks. The telecom giant has already issued an official statement in reply to Tonino Lamborghini’s allegations.
In its official statement, Globe states that it obtained a license to use the trademark “TONINO LAMBORGHINI” from Primo Mobile, a Singapore-based company that is allegedly a master franchisor of mobile phone related products of the Italian brand. Primo Mobile is said to be duly authorized to sub-license the Tonino Lamborghini logo.
Reproduced hereunder is the statement posted on the Tumbler page for Globe Tattoo:
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. PrimoMobileis 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.
From the press release of the Italian company, it appears that it has not authorized Primo Mobile to sub-license. Otherwise, it would have checked with Primo Mobile if Globe is a sub-licensee before making public its position on the matter. Then again, all we can do here is speculate. If what Globe Telecom claims is true, this ultimately becomes a matter between Primo Mobile and Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l.
What do you think guys?