The Rex Institute and the legal owners of the Next Level Logo used by the President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organization are threatening to sue the party.
The Next Level logo was unveiled by the APC on 19th November after the launch of the Presidential campaigns by INEC on 18th November.
The real owner of the logo was revealed by the former media aide to President Goodluck Jonathan Reno Omokri who described it as a stolen logo by the APC and the Buhari Media Centre.
Rex Institute in a letter dated November 19 2018 and addressed to the National Legal Adviser at 40 Blantyre Cres. Wuse 2 Abuja Nigeria has threatened legal action if nothing is done to withdraw materials in 7 days.
The letter from Rex Institute reads;
Dear Sir Without prejudice, it has come to our attention that the All Progressives Congress Party of Nigeria has stolen the intellectual property right of our client, The Rex Institute.
“As you can see from the attached visuals, the logo your Party has just unveiled and which is being promoted by the Leader of the Party and the President of Nigeria on his Twitter feed is a direct copy of that of our client, with just a small colour change in the arrow.”
“However, every other element from the name, font and design is identical. In fact, in my entire legal career, I have never seen such a blatant piece of plagiarism.”
“We, therefore, demand that you immediately cease and desist in any use of the logo and make every effort to recall and destroy all materials which have already been disseminated.”
“Failure to do so within 7 days will leave our client with no other option but to seek full legal redress via the Nigerian Courts. I look forward to your immediate reply. Yours faithfully Sue Lavache Attorney at Law.”