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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Stanbic IBTC manager sued over alleged false information 

A branch manager of Stanbic IBTC Plc, Mrs Tomi Offor, has been dragged before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, the Lagos State, for allegedly giving false information to the police, which culminated in the false imprisonment of the bank’s customer. Mrs Offor who is the branch manager of the bank at Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, was dragged before the court by an automobile expert, Mr. Ogunmuyiwa Sanni through his counsel, Gideon Okebu of GM George-Taylor & Co. Joined as Offor co-defendants in the suit marked MCL/345/2020, are: Stanbic IBTC Bank,…

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Lawyer files suit to end trial of suspects in absentia

A Lagos-based lawyer, Gideon Okebu, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking an order expunging a section of the Administration of Criminal Act (ACJA), which provides for the trial of any defendant in absentia. Okebu in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/150/19, listed the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and the National Assembly as the first and second respondents. The lawyer also wants the court to declare that the second ambit of Section 354(4) of ACJA 2015, which provides trial in absentia as a gross violation of his…

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