NNPC Sues 2 Firms Over Trademark Infringement

nnpcNigerian National Petroleum Corporation Retail Limited has filed a legal action before a Federal High Court in Abuja against Natural Network Petroleum and Gas Company Limited (NNPG) and two others over alleged infringement on its trademark.

The NNPC had in a suit filed through its lawyer, Muyiwa Atoyebi, also joined Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Registrar of Trade Marks, Patent and Designs as co- defendants to the suit.

The plaintiff had also in a separate suit sued Flory Mummy Nigeria Limited over the same subject matter.

When the matter came up last Friday?, the court granted an order that CAC and the Registrar of Trade Marks be served with the court processes in their corporate office in Abuja.

The plaintiff is asking the court to hold ? that the first defendant ‘NNPG’ mark is phonetically and alphabetically confusingly identical/similar to the NNPC’s trademark.

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