Union Bank Dragged to Court Over Copyright Infringement

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Lagos, Nigeria, June 9, 2015 — GHills Entertainment Ltd. (the Plaintiff), an event, content provider and entertainment company has filed Suit No. FHC/L/CS/659/15 against Union Bank Plc. (the Defendant) for alleged copyright infringement.

According to the Plaintiff, sometime last year, the company developed a youth activation product idea and pitched their idea to representatives of Defendant, in the Events and Sponsors Unit of the bank. The company had several meetings and discussions with the Defendant’s representatives, with the last being in February of this year. According to the Plaintiff, the representatives of the Defendant showed interest in the idea and prompted the Plaintiff to develop detailed materials to help launch the Defendant’s product on campuses.

GHills Entertainment Limited v. Union Bank

However in March of this year, the Plaintiff discovered that the Defendant had gone ahead to execute an edition of the project similar to that pitched by the Plaintiff to the Defendant’s representatives. The Plaintiff filed Suit No. FHC/L/CS/659/15 against the Defendant for copyright infringement at the Federal High Court Ikoyi, Lagos.


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