Mixed reactions trail skit maker Sabinus law suit over beverage company, for using “Something Hooge”

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Copyright Infringement: Mr Sabinus slams N1 billion lawsuit against Friesland, UAC Foods

Comedian, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, popularly known as Sabinus, has slammed a one billion naira suit on Friesland Foods Wamco Nigeria Plc, the makers of Peak Milk.

The comedian accused the company of using his trademark ‘something hooge’ without his consent

In the suit his lawyer said,

“it will interest you to know that the phrase ‘something hooge’, which was popularised by our client, has been trademarked and legally reserved as his intellectual property by FMITI… on the 26th of November 2021 with the file number: NG/TM/O/2021/48316.”

After the news broke yesterday, Nigerian on social media have been going back and forth over the suit. Some are in support of the suit while some are against it.

Read below, some of the reaction from Nigerians.

@b_luthur said: Aki and Paw would have sued everyone then with the use of their photo as meme.

@drealblaise: Use a picture as a meme is not the same as using a picture for engagement purpose or to drive sales boss

@chiboy92: But let me ask, all those people songs wey sabinus dey use, did he ask them first?

@samwise240: I will advice @Sabinus1_ to rather work with Peak and Gala asper endorsement level to earn more and remain loved by many, because indeed “something hooge” is coming…just “me calculating” the benefits of been NICE. #manaeziokwu 🤝 fb

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