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Skit Maker Sabinus sue Beverage Company over unauthorised use of trademark

by Mitchelle Uzorka 

Winner of AMVCA Online Social Content Creator Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, popularly known as Sabinus, has slammed a one billion naira suit on Friesland Foods Wamco Nigeria Plc for unauthorised use of his trademark ‘something hooge’.

In an Instagram post which is now viral, posted in May 24, 2022 precisely, Peak Milk had used the phrase ‘something hooge’ to advertise their product.

Speaking through his lawyer, Stanley Alieke, Sabinus noted that the phrase was his registered trademark and therefore, demanded N1 billion in compensation and damages.

The said slogan was trademarked on the 26th of November 2021 with the file number: NG/TM/O/2021/48316. 10.

On this note, had demanded a payment of the sum of Five Hundred Million Naira (N500m) as compensation for the unauthorized use of the intellectual property.

“And another five hundred million Naira for damages for the trauma; emotional, physical, psychological, and mental trauma he has suffered for the Trademark theft and infringement of his intellectual property rights.”

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