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Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by damilola4162(m): 8:52am On Aug 16
Sheriffs of the Federal High Court, Lagos on Thursday raided a Lagos office of online bookmaker Bet9ja and recovered a seal suspected of infringing the copyright of Lotto9ja Ltd, owned by rival bookmaker, Western Lotto Nigeria Ltd.

The raid followed an Anton Piller injunction granted by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja on August 8 in favour of Western Lotto.

An Anton Piller order authorises an applicant to search premises and seize evidence without prior warning.

The sheriffs and Western Lotto officials, protected by policemen, executed the order at a Bet9ja premises at 9, Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Lagos.

Justice Taiwo granted the order in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/925/2019, following an ex parte application by Western Lotto through its counsel, Mr. John Baiyeshea, SAN, for Chief Oluwole Olanipekun, SAN.

The first and second applicants in the suit are: Western Lotto Nig. Ltd and Lotto9ja Ltd, while the first to third respondents are: Registrar of Trademarks, K.C. Gaming Networks Ltd (owners of Bet9ja) and K.C. Lottery Company Ltd.

The applicants told the judge that Western Lotto launched a new company in July called “Lotto9ja” after registering with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and the office of Trademark at the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment.

It averred that in the course of preparing for the launch, it discovered that K.C. Gaming Networks Ltd was also planning to use the same name that it registered with the CAC.

It further averred that through its lawyers, it warned K .C. Gaming Networks to desist, but the company allegedly continued to brand its POS terminals, T-shirts and other souvenir with the Lotto9ja trademark.

The applicants sought an Anton Piller order and prayed the court to, among others, restrain the defendants.

Upholding their application, Justice Taiwo held: “An order of Anton Piller injunction is hereby made directing the 2nd and 3rd defendants, to forthwith permit the Sherriff to enter and search the 2nd and 3rd defendants’ premises located at 9, Funsho Williams Avenue, by Fire Service Station, Ojuelegba bus stop, Lagos.

The order also authorised the Sherriff to search “any other premises and sales/storage outlets anywhere in Nigeria belonging to the 2nd and 3rd defendants or any of their agents operating under the name “Bet9ja” or “Lotto9ja” for the purpose of taking possession of all products, equipment and products branded and/or sold in the name/brand “Lotto9ja” (or its variants “9jalotto”, lottonaija”, “naijalotto”) and removing them therefrom into the custody and possession of this honourable court pending the hearing and determination of this action.”

The judge also restrained the Registrar of Trademarks from “accepting, publishing or approving any other application for the registration of the trade/business name “Lotto9ja” or it variants “9ja lotto” “Lottonaija” as trademarks or part of any trademarks, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

Source:https://thenationonlineng.net/court-officials-raid-bet9ja-over-name-seal-infringement/

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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by SultanOfAbia: 9:11am On Aug 16

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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by deebrain(m): 9:11am On Aug 16
Bet9ja vs Lotto9ja.

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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by Paroh(f): 9:11am On Aug 16
Let them even burn down the place. Rubbish. I've seen that bet9ja ruin very promising lives. If you're planning to use your hard earned money to play game today use that money and buy a Fleshlight. Bust a nut and thank God for your life.










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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by flexyrule(m): 9:11am On Aug 16
Abeg oo make them take am easy with that "Youth Empowerment Programme"...
Betting sure pass Sure P and N-Power...

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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by Pato042: 9:11am On Aug 16
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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by tikristinimi21: 9:12am On Aug 16
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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by Sonofthunder9(m): 9:12am On Aug 16
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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by krak101(m): 9:12am On Aug 16
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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by muzeze77: 9:12am On Aug 16
Really
Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by Abdul9025(m): 9:12am On Aug 16
hh
Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by Eteka1(m): 9:12am On Aug 16
Bet9ja why?
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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by innocential3032(m): 9:13am On Aug 16
WTF
Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by Owaincouncil: 9:13am On Aug 16
Loss for the betnaija people for the week.
Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by captianfreeman(m): 9:13am On Aug 16
Na dem sabi.
Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by Fuckthamods: 9:13am On Aug 16
Abeg let my ticket click finish o
Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by madgoat(m): 9:14am On Aug 16
Rubbish
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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by pyro62(m): 9:14am On Aug 16
We are in a bleeped up country, then con carry bet9ja give us FATALITY. Even Kong lao fatality day learn for where bet9ja dey tidy boys.
Buhari will not see this one because the jazz catch am sef. Monday to Sunday him dey use our money dey try him luck, but Chelsea dey always cut him game. Very nonsense sontin

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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by kokomaster3d: 9:14am On Aug 16
hmm
Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by passyhansome(m): 9:16am On Aug 16
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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by materialproject: 9:17am On Aug 16
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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by LedRock: 9:17am On Aug 16
Funny thing is this season on football betting tickets would actually click but by then bet9ja will be closed.
Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by RiyaGoddess(f): 9:18am On Aug 16
Wey all this bet9ja boys Will it affect all bet9ja outlets This one here still open ooo. Let me show them this post because I'm not sure they know.
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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by obeycian(m): 9:18am On Aug 16
I read tru, but I no still understand wetin bet9ja do.. Abeg na who fit summarize am 4 me?
Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by calculator123(m): 9:18am On Aug 16
Crappy reportage.

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Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by armadeo(m): 9:18am On Aug 16
Wow
Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by nysort1: 9:19am On Aug 16
Infringement still dey lotto BIZ
Re: Court Officials Raid Bet9ja Over ‘name, Seal Infringement’ by LedRock: 9:19am On Aug 16
lad56:
all na fight of who controls the billion naira betting industry. these guys are raking billions weekly!
they ain't raking any billions weekly, sometimes they even make loss.

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