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G-Worldwide files Trademark for name “Kizz Daniel”

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G Worldwide files Trademark for name "Kizz Daniel" | BellaNaijaSinger Kizz Daniel who was formerly known as Kiss Daniel changed his name after his departure from the record label G-Worldwide Entertainment.

The singer has for a while been in a court battle with the record label over an alleged breach of contract.

The record label had previously said the name change has no effect on the current court case. However, they have moved to file a trademark for the name “Kizz Daniel.”

A document from the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment granting the trademark was shared on Twitter by A&R @GbemiiEreku.

The document, dated June 12, 2018, showed that application for the trademark was made June 6, 2018.

See the document below:

https://twitter.com/GbemiEreku/status/1007602655911391233/photo/1

In a statement released by the record label to Pulse, it was revealed that use of the names Kiss Daniel and Kizz Daniel amount to a breach of intellectual property rights.

See the statement below:

The Management of G-Worldwide Entertainment wishes to inform the general public that the matter of G-Worldwide Entertainment Ltd v Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe before the Federal High Court, Lagos Division, is still ongoing contrary to the fake news being peddled by the artiste and his advisers to mislead the public.

Following several requests and enquiries by Nigerian and foreign online media and entertainment outfits about the status of the matter, it has become needful to notify the public of the current state of facts.

The suit at the Federal High Court last came up on 16th May 2018 whereupon our lawyers informed the Judge of a pending application for status quo to further restrain the rebellious acts of the artiste in view of the recent release of previously unreleased songs from the Evolution album, as well as the continued use of the name Kiss Daniel without our approval…

It also interesting to inform the public that the Court was informed about the artiste’s release of the new song titled 4 Dayz, and For You a collaboration with WizKid, which are songs from the Evolution album, the ownership of which forms the subject matter of the suit at Federal High Court.

We therefore need to let the public know that these releases demonstrate that the artiste is on a trip to put the credibility of other artistes whom he collaborates with in question.

We are also aware that the artiste has released the video of 4 Days, done a collaboration with Sheyi Shay titled Surrender, and another song, Me ke with Omawumi by changing his name from ’Kiss Daniel’ to ‘‘Kizz Daniel.’’

Let the whole world also take note that G-Worldwide is also the owner of the name ‘‘Kizz Daniel’’ (see acceptance and acknowledgement documents from the Ministry of Trade & Investment).

All digital platforms have been put on notice for take down of infringing materials where the name Kizz Daniel is in use, and we have responded to foreign and local media outfits on this issue following calls for clarification.

We also wish to formally inform the public that the artiste’s use of the names Kiss Daniel and Kizz Daniel amount to breach of the company’s intellectual property rights. Thank you.

Photo Credit: @GbemiEreku

11 Comments

  1. Corolla

    June 15, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Why didnt he trademark the name when he changed it? That’s something anyone with half a brain would do.

  2. Corolla

    June 15, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    However, the fact that the record label now owns the new name doesnt mean they have any share in proceeds made when he used the new name. He didnt sign a contract under that name with them, and all they can do is stop him from using the new name, other than that they can’t claim sh*t!

  3. Yinka

    June 15, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    This people are just pained, let this boy go, it is just painning them that the name g worldwide will be swept under the carpet, if kiss Daniel leaves, bunch of greedy goats, if they like let them change his name to laila or Danny boy or whatever, I will still address him as kiss Daniel awon oloshi dede

  4. Lilo

    June 15, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Radarada

  5. nicks powell

    June 15, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    the fact that the record label now owns the new name doesn’t mean they have any right in proceeds made when he used the new name. He didn’t sign a contract with that name ,they sign a contract with kiss daniel 2013 and now in 2018 they went and register kizz daniel just to put him down nah, it ain’t happening big man.

  6. Stephanie

    June 16, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Hahahaha! I hope this man is not planning to vote? He obviously is not very intelligent. TWICE??!! Lmao wow! Please no sympathy, this kind of stupid deserves everything that happens to it

  7. Muiz

    June 16, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Note to upcoming artists , we no you need that big contract but please before you sign , try to get a lawyer before you sell your soul to the label. Lol Wayne also battled birdman for over 6years . Vector, DJ Zeaz , these are examples of contract gone south. Please lawyer up.

  8. Don tee

    June 16, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Nah wah ooo kiss or kizz u are in more trouble plz go beg for forgiveness that’s all

  9. anon

    June 16, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Kizz Daniel should just lawyer up immediately. These guys are out for blood. He should look for one of the best law firms in town to take up his case Banwo&Ighodalo, Aluko&Oyebode, ACAS Law, Jackson Eti Edu, Olajide Oyewole these are good firms with good track record in IP. Their litigation departments should be able to help with the court case. It will be a win-win as the firms can also benefit from the publicity if they are able to help. Just saying…….

  10. Dayo

    June 17, 2018 at 3:29 am

    No big deal. This trademark registration can easily be challenged.

  11. SoniaPaloma

    June 18, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    He can change it to Kisss Daniel and trademark it

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