Breaking News: MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week, AFRIFF African International Film Festival & Nigeria Fashion Week Sued for Trademark & Copyright Violations

Folks, this email I received accompanied with numerous legal documents certainly piqued my curiosity. For Nigerian fashion designers, event producers, musicians etc. there is so much to discuss about Nigeria’s intellectual property laws, trademarks, copyrights, among other things. For copyright law, I have addressed it in the context of music. But given these lawsuits, it …

Eva Rebrands to Evaezi: Eva v. Eva, Nayo v. Nayo, Wizkid v Wizboy – Artists Do not Copy Existing Names, Choose Your Own Unique Name

Who was here first? Eva the singer or Eva the rapper? I remember receiving a press solicitation for a feature late last year from Eva the singer and being confused because I was pretty sure Eva was not a singer but a rapper. When I looked closely at the solicitation, I was even more convinced …