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Nigeria Trademark Infringement
Date: 06/27/2011 (Date of Judgment)
Misconduct Type: Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Civil
Disposition: Judgment Against Defendant
Synopsis: It was reported that a Federal High Court in Lagos, Nigeria awarded about N1.2 billion (US$7.9 million) in damages against GlaxoSmithKline Plc and two of its subsidiaries for infringing on a trademark owned and registered by Nigerian company Continental Pharmaceuticals Limited (CPL). The court found that CPL had registered the trademark in 1981 for its brand of analgesic, Conphamol, and that the trademark was infringed by GSK, Smithkline Beecham Plc, and Glaxo Group Limited in their packaging and sale of Panadol and Panadol Extra.
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