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FG bars, prosecutes one of world’s richest companies—STIHL from doing business in Nigeria


The federal government of Nigeria has barred and is prosecuting one of the richest companies in the world, ANDREAS STIHL AG, from doing business in Nigeria over allegations of fraud and copyright infringement.

Adreas Stihl company and 21 others are accused of ‘intentionally taking the trademark registration of Certification of STIHL belonging to ANDREAS STIHL AG & COMPANY NIG. LTD belonging to High Chief Samson Umejidike Ifediba without authority or right and for the purpose of interfering with the use by the company.’

The case, which is domiciled at the Federal High Court holden at Abuja before Justice I. E. Ekwo, is being prosecuted by the Attorney-General of the Federation pursuant to Sections 104 and 379 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

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