Free speech has always been the cornerstone of any democratic society. It is so important in our society that it is jealously protected and guaranteed by no less than the Constitution. However, much like all other freedoms, the exercise of free speech is not without limitation. As the old adage goes, one’s freedoms end where another’s rights begin.
Filipinos are known for their wit and humor. Nowhere is this more evident than in the funny and names we give to our businesses which often parody existing brands. The question now is whether the use of said names violate intellectual property laws?