Court fines Facebook N10m for unlawful trademark interference

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland Limited to pay the sum of N10 million to a Nigerian firm, Double Paws Enterprise, as damages for unlawfully interfering with the use of the firm’s trademark.  Justice Ayokunle Faji, who presided over the court in a judgment delivered on Friday, also granted an order of perpetual injunction restraining Facebook from interfering with the plaintiff’s statutory rights under the trademark Act.  The Nigerian company, Double Paws Enterprise, had sometimes in July, 2017, instituted the suit marked  FHC/L/CS/1164/2017, against Facebook…

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