Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Copyright infringement: COSON sues Young Shall Grow Motors

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday fixed March 19 for continuation of trial of alleged copyright infringement by Young Shall Grow Motors Ltd.

The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) had taken the company to court to challenge an alleged copyright infringement as guaranteed by the Copyright Act, Cap 28, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

COSON is seeking declarative reliefs that the acts of the defendant in copying and communicating to the public musical works and sound recordings of its members, is a gross infringement on its right as guaranteed by the Copyright Act, Cap 28, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

When the case was called on Thursday, two counsel — Mr Justin Ige and Mr Opeyemi Owolabi — announced appearance for the plaintiff, while no lawyer represented the defence.

Ige informed the court that the case was scheduled for continuation of trial and that the plaintiff was ready to proceed since his second witness was already in court.

He, however, told the court that he had received a letter from the defendant’s counsel seeking adjournment of the suit.

He said he was bound by its decision, but would be asking for cost against the defendant for the adjournment.

In his reaction, Justice Ayokunle Faji, pointed out that the defence counsel had stated in his letter his reason for seeking an adjournment, adding that it is necessary to afford him the grace.



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