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AML 153: Cultural Appropriation in Trademarks: The “Yoruba” UK Case Study

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Ms. Uduak, the host of The Africa Music Law Show, takes on the hot topic of cultural misappropriation where western brand owners profit through the trademark registration and monetization of African names/customs/traditions, etc. The 153rd episode specifically discusses UK retailers trademarking “Yoruba”, the name of an ethnic group in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa. The episode also discusses J.Cole’s brief stint in the Basketball Africa League (he ultimately exited), and Show Dem Camp’s “Palm Wine Festival” Nigeria challenging Promoters in the UK using the same trade name. There were two appearances made with Terrell Stoglin and Nigerian entertainment lawyer Rockson Igelige. Listen and share.

Where to Find Host Ms. Uduak

Facebook: @msuduak
Twitter: @msuduak
Instagram: @msuduak
Website: www.msuduak.com

ABOUT THE AFRICA MUSIC LAW SHOW

  • Premier music business and entertainment law show empowering the African artist, and the creative industry at large.
  • Is the industry’s go-to source for business, legal commentary & analysis on Africa’s entertainment market.
  • Made iTunes Top 3 Business Podcasts in Nigeria.
  • Made iTunes Top 4 ‘New & Noteworthy’.
  • Hundreds of thousands of downloads.
  • Subscribers: Africa & Hollywood’s power executives, industry professionals, and creative talents.
  • Countries represented: Nigeria (26%), USA (23%), UK (15%), UAE (7%), and Other (29%)

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Africa Music Law™

AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law website, livestream and podcast show empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through its brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

For general inquiries, advertising, licensing, or to appear on the show as a guest, please email (info@africamusiclaw.com). Thank you for visiting.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at https://msuduak.com.

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