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Intellectual Property Infringement- A case study of Sabinus – PART 1- “SOMETHING HOOGE”

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation="fadeIn"]INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT- A CASE STUDY OF SABINUS. PART 1- “SOMETHING HOOGE” His name is Chukwuemeka Emmanuel. A popular Nigerian online comedian, fondly referred to as “Sabinus” (The name of the usual character he plays in his skits) . A few weeks ago, Sabinus’ manager made an announcement on social media regarding the alleged infringement of his client’s intellectual property by Friesland food Wamco Nigeria (manufacturers of peak milk) and UAC food ltd (manufactures of Gala sausage roll) and demanded for the sum of One Billion Naira (N1,000,000,000.00) and One Hundred Million Naira (N100,000,000.00) from them respectively as damages for the infringement. We...

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Can an illegitimate child inherit from his father or mother in the event of their death?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A child is legitimate if he or she is born in lawful wedlock- LAWAL V. YOUNAM (1961) WNLR197. It follows therefore that a child conceived and born outside wedlock is illegitimate. Outside wedlock means that the parents are not validly married to one another. Under Nigerian customary law, a child is considered legitimate if the paternity of the child is acknowledged by the father of the child before or after the birth of the child. An illegitimate child can become recognized as legitimate through a process known as Legitimization. Legitimization may occur through either of the following processes: (i) Marriage: a child born out of...

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THE POSITION OF THE LAW REGARDING THE DEATH OF A BENEFICIARY IN A WILL. CAN THE INTEREST OF A DEAD BENEFICIARY BE TRANSFERRED?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]If the beneficiary dies before the testator: If the Beneficiary of a Will dies before the person who has left them something in their Will, their benefit from the estate will normally ‘lapse’, this means they can no longer benefit, and any gift intended for them will go back into the Estate and be distributed among the remaining residual Beneficiaries. However, there are a few exceptions: •If the predeceased Beneficiary was a direct descendant of the person whose Will they were a Beneficiary of - the testator. Instead of lapsing, any benefit will be passed on to surviving children of the Beneficiary. •If the testator made provision in...

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THE PROCESS OF EXECUTING A WILL AFTER THE TESTATOR’S DEATH.

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]When someone dies leaving a will, he or she has died testate (and is referred to as a Testator). The Testator through the will would have appointed one or more individuals to serve as executors of the will. In this case, the executors will be responsible for administering the assets of the Testator. If you have been appointed as executor, you need to take two important steps: (a) Obtain the grant of probate. (b) Distribute the assets according to the wishes of the deceased. The administration, practice, and procedure for probate in Nigeria are principally regulated by the Administration of Estate Laws of...

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Is Anita Okoye entitled the the $15000 she is asking for as the cost of the maintenance of the children in her divorce petition?

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