Popular Ghanaian rapper/singer Tic Tac, born as Nana Kwaku Duah has been awarded GH₵300,000 suit against retail outlet Melcom Ghana Limited.
In a judgement delivered by Justice Amo Yartey on Friday, 17th November the retail giants were ordered to pay Tic Tac compensation of GH₵300,000.
In 2016, Tic Tac, sued Melcom for breach of contract, demanding GH₵500,000 in damages.
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The Judge deemed it illegal for the company to continuously use the image of the musician when there was no contract.
The court also ordered Melcom to pay Tic Tac, a legal cost of GHC 2,000.
Tic Tac‘s lawyer Gary Nimako Marfo told the media after the court proceedings that his victory drums home the fact that businesses cannot use the intellectual property of right owners without their consent.
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“When you use someone’s intellectual property for your business, you must pay them,” Gary Nimako said.
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