GLOBE Telecom, Inc. is preparing to sue anybody who sells its Globe At Home WiFi modems with DITO Telecommunity Corp. stickers, the firm said on Monday.

“It has come to our knowledge that some people and retail establishments are unlawfully reselling and passing off certain of our Globe At Home WiFi modems as DITO Telecommunity modems,” Globe stated in an e-mailed statement.

Globe further said that their WiFi modems are sold to clients with DITO stickers, making them look to be DITO modems.

“We are prepared to take the appropriate legal action against these unscrupulous people and institutions engaged in these misleading business activities, with the support of law enforcement authorities,” the statement said.

DITO Chief Administrative Officer Adel A. Tamano, for his part, stated in a statement: “It has come to our knowledge that so-called DITO-branded modems are being marketed online.”

“Please allow me to use this opportunity to assure the public that any unlawful use of the DITO mark in any manner may result in prosecution for intellectual property infringement,” he said.

“At this moment, no official DITO modems or portable WIFI devices have been released. “If our SIM cards are used in these unlicensed gadgets on the market today, DITO cannot and will not guarantee the functionality and service,” Mr. Tamano added.

Individuals who have purchased or been made aware of this behavior are encouraged to contact the Trade Department’s Consumer Protection Group at consumercare@dti.gov.ph or text 09178343330.

They may also report using Globe At Home’s official Facebook message, according to Globe.

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