Region: Nigeria

Anheuser-Busch finds a victory in Nigeria

The Nigerian Trademark Office has refused Budejovicky Budvar's application to register 'Budweiser' as a trademark, chalking up the first reported victory for Anheuser-Busch since the Spanish Provincial Court of Appeals found in its favour over the use of the word 'Budweiser' on bottle labels.

14 July 2003

Eli Lilly successfully opposes eight registrations on appeal

In <i>Eli Lilly and Company v Salenab Nigeria Limited</i>, the Federal High Court of Nigeria has overturned the decision of the registrar of trademarks to register eight marks that are identical or confusingly similar to marks owned by Eli Lilly. In reaching this decision, the court rejected expert testimony.

01 April 2003

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