Globe Telecom just released an official statement regarding yesterday’s issue in which the telco apparently wasn’t authorized to use the Tonino Lamborghini brand on its 4G broadband stick.
It turned out though that Globe Telecom undeniably obtained authorization to use the name and logo, Tonino Lamborghini, through an agreement with Primo Mobile. Primo Mobile is the master franchisor of mobile phone related products for the Italian brand Tonino Lamborghini.
Here’s the official statement sent by Globe Telecom to CTB:
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.
Primo Mobile is 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 broadband 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.
There you got it, folks. Certainly there’s a miscommunication between Primo Mobile and Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l., else the latter won’t publish a press release accusing Globe Telecom for illegally using the Tonino Lamborghini brand.
Update: Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l says it didn’t authorize Primo Mobile to sub-license its trademark.