Oga Sabinus Threatens N1B, N100M Lawsuit Against Peak Milk, Gala 

Oga Sabinus Threatens N1B, N100M Lawsuit Against Peak Milk, Gala 

 

 

 

Popular skit maker, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel also known as Oga Sabinus has threatened a double lawsuit against Peakmilk and Gala for trademark theft and intellectual property rights.

The comedian threatened a ilk brand over the alleged usage of his trademark phrase ” Something hooge” which rose him to prominence and also UAC Foods Ltd for using his brand picture and other intellectual products for their adverts and product promotion.

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

In the suit, Sabinus noted how the company belonging to Peak Milk, Friesland Food Wamco Nigerian PLC, used his trademarked slogan “Something Hooge” for the advert and promotion of their product, Peak Milk, without his permission.

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.

In the same vain, in Sabinus’s pre lawsuit notice to Gala dated 27 May 2022, which was signed by his lead counsel, Mr Stanley Alieke, the comedian demanded from Peak Milk the payment of N500m for the alleged unauthorised use of his intellectual property and another N500m for damages for the “emotional, physical, psychological and mental trauma he suffered for the trademark theft and the infringement of his intellectual rights property”.

Sabinus 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.

Sabinus gave both companies 14 working days to meet his demands or meet him in court.

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