Category: Intellectual Property

Rethinking Ghana’s Folklore Board’s Bid to Sue Black Panther Producers for Using Kente Without Authorisation.

Doreen Adoma Agyei- September 30, 2019

Folklore according to the Copyright Act, 2005 (Act 690), means, “the literary, artistic and scientific expressions belonging to the cultural heritage of Ghana which are ... Read More

Trademarking Lessons From Patapaa’s “Skopatumana”

Samuel Alesu-Dordzi- May 13, 2019

Ghanaian music sensation, Patapaa’s latest collaboration with Kawola has got many people talking. And just like the “One Corner” hit song, the “Skopatumana” song is ... Read More

Generic Names Not Brand Names

Selali Woanya- March 18, 2019

Manufacturers of products usually have one aim: to become the leaders in the market in which they operate. Apart from striving to make the best ... Read More

Creatives and Creathieves

Selali Woanya- March 26, 2018

The Creatives are on a roll in Ghana. This has been made possible by technology and the internet. Everyone is either a photographer, a graphic ... Read More

Character Merchandising – The Case of Daddy Lumba and His “Son”

Nana Akwasi Awuah- March 19, 2018

On 6th February 2018, citifmonline.com reported that the “celebrated Ghanaian highlife artiste, Charles Kwadwo Fosu known in showbiz as Daddy Lumba, has sued Kwame Anokye ... Read More

Is a Sole Distributor Really a Sole Distributor?

Selali Woanya- October 8, 2017

The High Court’s (Commercial Division) decision in the case of Georgina Achiaa v Don Emilio Company Limited should be of great interest to persons in ... Read More