The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has dragged three Nigerian firms to court over alleged infringement of its trademark.
According to Leadership reports, the NNPC Retail Limited has filed a legal action against Natural Network Petroleum and Gas Company Limited (NNPG) and two others before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The Corporation had in a suit filed through its lawyer, Muyiwa Atoyebi, also joined Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Registrar of Trade Marks, Patent and Designs as co- defendants to the suit.
The plaintiff had also in a separate suit sued Flory Mummy Nigeria Limited over the same subject matter.
When the matter came up last Friday, the court granted an order that CAC and the Registrar of Trade Marks be served with the court processes in their corporate office in Abuja.
The plaintiff is asking the court to hold that the first defendant ‘NNPG’ mark is phonetically and alphabetically confusingly identical/similar to the NNPC’s trademark.