Rappler’s Maria Ressa Petitions U.S. Government To Revoke Adobo Chronicles’ Patent

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – An eye for an eye. A tooth for a tooth.

After learning that a petition has been launched by The Adobo Chronicles’ publisher urging the Philippine Department of Justice to revoke the dual citizenship of Maria Ressa for alleged violation of the Constitution and Philippine laws, the CEO of Rappler has come up with her own petition.

She is petitioning the U.S. Patent  and Trademark Office (USPTO) to revoke the patent issued to The Adobo Chronicles.

In a statement published on the Rappler website, Ressa said the name “adobo” cannot be  used by California-based satire news site because it is not original.  “Adobo has been used for hundreds of years by Filipinos as the name for what is considered their national dish — pork or chicken adobo,” she said. “Why can’t the satire site use a more original and creative name like “Rappler?”

Ressa’s petition has garnered two likes so far — that would be herself and Raplerette Pia Rañada.

In contrast the petition to revoke Ressa’s dual citizenship has collected close to 15,000 signatures, and counting. Signatures are still being accepted here:




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