No. L-30266. June 29, 1984
Converse Rubber Corporation and Edwardson Manufacturing Corporation sued Universal Rubber for unfair competition with damages and attorney’s fees before the Court of First Instance of Rizal. The private respondents requested for the issuance of a subpoena duces tecum against the treasurer of Universal Rubber which was granted.
Universal Rubber filed a motion in the court below praying that the subpoena duces tecum be quashed on the grounds that the said subpoena is both unreasonable and oppressive as (a) there is no good cause shown for the issuance thereof and (b) the question of liability should be determined first before discovery by means of a subpoena duces tecum is allowed. It also assails that private respondent is a foreign corporation not licensed to do business in the Philippines and that respondent Edwardson is merely its licensee; that respondent Converse has no goodwill to speak of and that it has no registrable right over its own name.