The trending news of Popular Nigerian comedian, skit maker and content creator, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, well known as Oga Sabinus, threatening to sue popular brand, peak milk over the alleged usage of his trademarked phrase, “Something hooge“, has been rife on social media.
A pre-suit notice dated 27 May 2022 which was signed by his lead counsel, Mr Stanley Alieke, has the comedian demanding from Peak Milk the payment of N500m for the alleged unauthorized use of his intellectual property and another N500m for damages for the “emotional, physical, psychological and mental trauma our client has suffered for the trademark theft and the infringement of his intellectual rights property”.
Naijapalaba.com earlier reported: Instagram skit maker, Sabinus sues peak milk N1bn for using “something hooge”, Gala sausage roll N100M for using his picture
The skit maker shared how a 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.
Sabinus 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.
Regarding the comedian’s lawsuit, The post is still on the brand’s page with no statement from them as at the time the comedian was filing the report.
Here’s a snapshot of the post,
In other news, In the pre-litigation notice to UAC Food Ltd which is dated 25 May 2022, Sabinus also demanded the sum of N100m “for the use of the picture which is the average fee our client charges for his picture to be used for adverts and promotions”.
Naijapalaba.com report: This is the “ad” that made Oga Sabinus, Instagram skit maker sue Gala for N100m
See a snapshot made by Gala Sausage’s page as well,