Even DTI Makes Mistakes
Truth be told even the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) made grave errors in the past. From sponsoring One Town One Product (OTOP) using our registered trademark Pinakurat™, to allowing Business Name Registrations using “Pinakurat™” or “Kurat™”.
The Business Name Registrants used their Business Names as Brand Names and proudly displayed them in their products, with the DTI seal as their seal of approval and quality. Way to go DTI!…and Wow to Filipino “pasaway” attitude.
As soon as we discovered these mistakes, we notified DTI, who scrambled to remedy the situation. All business names with “Pinakurat” and or “Kurat” appertaining to condiment or vinegar manufacture were duly canceled.