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Comedian Sabinus Sues Peak Milk And Gala N1.1bn For Using His Intellectual Property

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Nigerian comedian, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, popularly known as Oga Sabinus, has threatened to sue two popular food brands, Peak Milk and Gala, for using his intellectual property without permission.

Comedian Sabinus Sues Peak Milk And Gala N1.1bn For Using His Intellectual Property

Sabinus Sue Peak Milk, Gala

The 27-year-old 27 comedian threatened legal action against UAC Food Ltd, a company that produces gala sausage, for using his brand picture to make adverts and promotions for the product.

In a pre-litigation notice to UAC Food Ltd which is dated 25 May 2022, Sabinus the demanded the payment of N100m “for the use of the picture which is the average fee our client charges for his picture to be used for adverts and promotions”.

Comedian Sabinus Sues Peak Milk And Gala N1.1bn For Using His Intellectual Property

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The comedian in the suit dated May 22, 2022, signed by his lead counsel, Mr Stanley Alieke, also alleged that Friesland Food Wamco Nigerian PLC used his trademarked slogan “Something Hooge” for the advert and promotion of their product, Peak Milk.

Sabinus demanded Peak Milk to pay him N500m for the unauthorised use of his intellectual property and another N500m for damages for the “emotional, physical, psychological and mental trauma he has suffered for the trademark theft and the infringement of his intellectual rights property”.

Comedian Sabinus Sues Peak Milk And Gala N1.1bn For Using His Intellectual Property

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He revealed that the advert was made on Peak Milk Nigeria’s verified Instagram page (peak_milk) on 24th of May 2022. The comedian stated that the said slogan was trademarked on 26 November 2021 with the FILE NINIBER: NG/TM/O/2021/48316.

Sabinus also revealed that UAC Food made a post on its verified Instagram handle (galasausage_roll) on 23 May 2022 with his “picture”. He revealed that the post which was his cartoon picture was captioned, “the way I calculate everything in my life”.

“The post gathered massive traffic, and engagements and attracted huge followership to your page which only happened because the picture of our client was used for the promotion and advert,” the notice read.

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