Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Nigeria Trademark Infringement

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.

Misconduct Type
Intellectual Property
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Judgment
Contractors Involved Penalty
GlaxoSmithKline $7,873,706
Further Information Released

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database