One Hajiya Habiba Aliyu Aliyu a Resident of Unguwar Dosa in Kaduna State has filed a civil suit before a Federal High court Kano seeking N250M against Mudassir, Mudatex and Brothers and 5 other defendants for alleged infringement on the rights of her deceased daughter Nafisa Aliyu by Marketing her pictures and artworks on their textile materials without her consent or that of her late daughter.
Hajiya Habiba Aliyu said She approached the court seeking for Justice against the defendants who allegedly copied the artworks of her late daughter, Nafisa Ibrahim, on her Facebook page and used it to attract customers on their textile goods globally.
Hajiya Habiba through her counsel Barrister Aliyu Suleiman Jatau argued that selling, Marketing Retailing and distributing of Mudatex Textiles Materials and products of other 4 defendants with the artwork pictures of her deceased daughter has infringement on her right.
Other defendants in the suit are Ms Ling Haiying a Chinese national, Hongkong Runda Textile Company Limited, Mudatex Brothers, Dan Kano na Kano and Sani Tahir.
When the case resumed for hearing on Wednesday only Sani Tahir Counsel Barrister Nuraddeen Ayagi attended the session but none of the other 5 defendants or their lawyers attended the court sessions.
Barrister Nuraddeen Ayagi filed a preliminary objection against the plaintiff arguing that his client Sani Tahir has no case in the allegations.
Justice Saadatu Ibrahim of Federal High Court, Kano, adjourned the case to December, 1st 2020 to hear the preliminary objection by Barrister Nuraddeen Ayagi.