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TRADEMARKS AND BAD FAITH REGISTRATION

TRADEMARKS AND BAD FAITH REGISTRATION

OYELUDE SIMILOLUWA: ASSOCIATE: JOHNSON BRYANT

Introduction

The registration of a trademark in a certain jurisdiction confers protection and rights on the proprietor with respect to the use of the trademark. Every nation or jurisdiction also holds the obligation to protect registration and prevent trademarks piracy. There are several trademarks squatters in our jurisdiction today and efforts should be made to vacate the squatters.

Trademarks can be referred to as “brands names” used by manufacturers to identify their products[1] A trade mark can also be described as a recognizable sign,

THE RIGHT OF FOREIGN COMPANIES TO SUE IN NIGERIAN COURTS AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF CONTRACT BY FOREIGN COMPANIES:

The decision OF THE SUPREME COURT in Citec int’l estates ltd v edicomsa int’l inc & associates.

 

The relevant sections applicable to enforcement of contracts by foreign company and the right of foreign companies to sue in Nigerian courts are sections 54, 55 and 60(b) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap C20 Laws of the Federation (CAMA). Section 54(1) of CAMA prohibits a foreign company from engaging in business in Nigeria without incorporating as a legal entity under CAMA. Section 54(2) of CAMA provides that any act done in violation of Section 54(1) shall be void.

Rubik’s Cube puzzled after losing EU trademark battle

It’s the familiar multicoloured 3D brainteaser that has challenged puzzle enthusiasts for more than 40 years and is still the world’s bestselling toy of all time.

But on Thursday – after a 10-year legal tussle – Rubik’s Cube lost a key trademark battle after the European court of justice (ECJ) said its shape was not sufficient to grant it protection from copycat versions.

The eponymous puzzle, invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and architect Prof Ernő Rubik, is popular among young and old, with more than 350m cubes sold worldwide.

UK company Seven Towers,

Johnson Bryant’s Website is Redesigned and Enhanced

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