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Famous Comedian Oga Sabinus Sues Peak Milk and Gala for N1 Billion

Famous Comedian Oga Sabinus Sues Peak Milk and Gala for N1 Billion

  • Famous comedian Oga Sabinus threatens to sue Friesland foods, Peak Milk brand, and others over the unauthorized usage of his trademark.
  • He says the catchphrase “Something Huge” is his trademark.
  • He has demanded N1 Million and 1 Billion from both companies

Chukwuemeka Ejekwu, popularly known as Oga Sabinus, has threatened to sue makers of peak milk brand and UAC food, Friesland Foods, makers of the sausage rolls Gala, over the unauthorized use of his trademark.

Oga Sabinus

The famous comedian and skit maker insists that a sum of N1 Billion and N100 million be paid by Friesland and UAC, respectively. 

The money is to be compensation for the frequent use of the phrase “Something Huge” in their adverts on social media handles and for using his pictures in their advertisement without his authorization.

A legal notice has been issued to them, with Sabinus threatening to charge them to court if they refuse to comply with his demands.

To the notice given by their lawyer of, Sabinus the catchphrase “something huge” has been trademarked and has been legally reserved by the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment as his intellectual property.

In the letter, he wrote:

“Our client briefed us and we believe the same to be true that your Company, Friesland Foods Wamco Nigeria Plc, used a trademarked slogan ‘Something Hooge’ for the promotion of your Peak Milk product,”

“The advert, which was made on the Peak Milk Nigeria verified Instagram page (peak_milk), was posted on the 24th of May 2022, promoting the Peak National Breakfast Week.

“It will interest you to know that the phrase ‘something huge, which our client popularized, has been trademarked and legally reserved as his intellectual property by the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment.

“The said slogan was trademarked on the 26th of November 2021 with the file number: NG/TM/O/2021/48316. 10. On this note, we demand the payment of the sum of Five Hundred Million Naira (N500m) as compensation for the unauthorized use of the intellectual property belonging to our client.

“And another five hundred million Naira for damages for the trauma; emotional, physical, psychological, and mental trauma our client has suffered for the Trademark theft and infringement of his intellectual property rights.

“We also pass a stern warning for your company to cease and desist forthwith the use of slogans, expressions, images, or any other intellectual properties belonging to our client without his express consent and authorization.”

Oga Sabinus also accused UAC foods of over usage of his picture without his consent on another notice.

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The notice reads:

“You made a post on your verified Instagram handle (gala sausage roll), on the 23rd of May, 2022, with the picture of our client. The post, a cartoon of our client, was captioned ‘how I calculate everything in my life.

“We demand that you pay our client the sum of one hundred million Naira (N100m) for the picture, which is the average fee our client charges for his picture to be used for adverts and promotions.

“It will be in your best interest to heed our warning and meet our demands and if at the end of 14 working days.”

At the moment, none of the companies has responded to the notice issued by the lawyer.

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