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Judges are talking:

“…It is not correct to assume that a right of action enacted into a statutory provision is ineffective merely because it has its origin in the common law. This is not so. The common law tort of passing-off in respect of other matters still exists, but in respect of trade marks. In this country the right of action of passing-off relating to the infringement of registered trademarks is statutory and can be found only in section 3 of the Trade Marks Act 1965.”…Per Kabiri-Whyte, J.S.C.

Patkun Industries Ltd v. Niger Shoes Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
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Ufuoma is a Senior Editor and Director of Regulatory Policy at NLIPW. She assists clients in the protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents. She counsels clients regarding validity and infringement matters and has experience acting against the infringement of IP and addressing counterfeit issues. She holds a Masters degree (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, New York and a law degree from the University of Nigeria (LL.B. Honors). She is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and in the State of New York. Ufuoma cut her teeth in the intellectual property practice groups of some of the largest law firms in Nigeria and has years of experience working with major non-profit organizations in New York. Email: uakpotaire@nlipw.com