President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, have been asked to within seven days, desist from using the ‘Next Level’ logo, allegedly stolen from Rex Institute, for their 2019 Presidential Campaign.
The order was handed to President Buhari and his ruling APC party, by Rex Institute, in the United States of America, USA, whose logo was allegedly stolen.
Recall, that supporters of Buhari had unveiled ‘Next Level’, as the campaign logo and slogan for his re-election campaign, on Sunday.
Responding through a letter which was addressed to the National Legal Adviser of the APC, at 40 Blantyre Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria, the Institute vowed to drag the Nigerian President and his party to court, should they not respond to their order.
“Dear Sir, without prejudice, it has come to our attention that the All Progressives Congress Party of Nigeria has stolen the intellectual property right of our client, The Rex Institute.
“As you can see from the attached visuals, the logo your party has just unveiled and which is being promoted by the Leader of the party and the President of Nigeria on his Twitter feed, is a direct copy of that of our client, with just a small colour change in the arrow.
“However, every other element from the name, font, and design is identical. In fact, in my entire Legal career, I have never seen such a blatant piece of plagiarism.
“We therefore, demand that you immediately cease and desist in any use of the logo, and make every effort to recall and destroy all materials which have already been disseminated.
“Failure to do so within 7 days, will leave our client with no other option but to seek full legal redress via the Nigerian courts. I look forward to your immediate reply. Yours faithfully, Sue Lavache, Attorney at Law”, the letter read.