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Kabushi Kaisha Isetan vs. lAC GR 75420, 15 November 1991 !e"on# $ivision, Gutierre% &r.

, '&( )a"ts* Kabushi Kaisha Isetan is a &a+anese "or+oration, an# o,ner o- the tra#emar. /Isetan0 an# the /1oun2leave #esi2n0. Isetann $e+artment !tore, on the other han#, is a #omesti" "or+oration, an# o,ner -o thetra#emar. /Isetann0 an# /-lover #esi2n.0 In 1930, Kabushi Kaisha Isetan -iel# +etitions -or the "an"ellation o- the su++lemental re2istration o- Isetann ,ith the 4hili++ine 4atent 5--i"e. It also -ile# -or the "an"ellation o- the mar. Isetan -rom the "or+orate name o- Isetann $e+artment !tore ,ith the !6C. 7oth the !6C an# the $ire"tor o- 4atents, eventuall8, rule# a2ainst Kabushi Kaisha Isetan. It a++eale# to the interme#iate A++ellate Court, ,hi"h #enie# the +etition -or bein2 -ile# out o- time. Issue* 9hether Kabushi Kaisha Isetan has the ri2ht to see. -or the "an"ellation o- the ,or# /Isetan0 -rom the"or+orate name oIsetann $e+artment !tore. :el#* No. A )un#amental +rin"i+le in ;ra#emar. <a, is that the a"tual use in "ommer"e in the 4hili++ines is a +re=re>uisite to the a">uisition o- o,nershi+ over a tra#emar. or a tra#ename. Kabushi Kaisha Isetan has never "on#u"te# an8 business in the 4hili++ines. It has never +romote# its tra#emar. or tra#ename in the 4hili++ines. It has absolutel8 no business 2oo#,ill in the 4hili++ines. It is un.no,n to )ili+inos e?"e+t the ver8 -e, ,ho ma8 have noti"e# it ,hile travellin2 abroa#. It has never +ai# a sin2le "entavo o- ta? to the 4hili++ine Government. @n#er the la,, it has no ri2ht to the reme#8 it see.s. Isetann $e+artment !tore is entitle# to use its tra#emar. in the 4hili++ines.