Just a few minutes ago, Globe Telecom released an official statement slamming rumors spreading in various social networking sites saying that Globe Telecom never got authorization from Tonino Lamborghini to brand Globe Tattoo's Tonino Lamborghini 4G stick as such.
The truth of the matter is, Globe Tattoo obtained authorization to use the name and logo Tonino Lamborghini through an agreement with Primo Mobile, the master franchisor.
Primo Mobile is a technology based company, headquartered in Singapore. The company has been awarded the exclusive rights to create, develop and market mobile devices under the prestigious, Tonino Lamborghini brand in appointed territories [, which include the Philippines]. [source]
Read Globe Telecom's Official Statement on Tonino Lamborghini's Press Release:
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 USB 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.
So there you go. To all owners of Globe Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini Stick: You can now rest assured that what you have is the real thing.
Hmm. I'm suspecting that information on the Globe-Primo Mobile deal just wasn't transferred properly to Tonino Lamborghini headquarters.
A press statement from Tonino Lamborghini's CEO stating that Globe's stick is a counterfeit product is circulating the 'net right now. If you were to ask me, following these recent developments, I think it's but right for the CEO to release another statement to rectify this obvious mistake.