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Coming 2 America Copyright Infringement: Nigerian Fashion Designer Ugo Monye Threatens Legal Action Against Producers

Nigerian designer, Ugo Monye has compelled legitimate actions over the supposed utilization of his company’s registered design in 2021 Paramount pictures film, ‘Coming 2 America’.

Coming 2 America is a 2021 American satire film that fills in as a spin-off of the 1988 film Coming to America featuring Eddie Murphy.

Taking to his Instagram page, the designer uncovered that the famous ‘Reale Design’ claimed by his plan organization was imitated in the film without appropriate approval.

It has come to our attention that our Registered Reale Design was reproduced and featured in the movie, ‘Coming 2 America’ (the “Movie”) without UML’s authorisation. The producers – Paramount Pictures, New Republic Productions, Eddie Murphy Productions and Misher Film Productions- through the costume designer of the movie, Ruth E. Carter, commissioned some tailors/designers in Nigeria to design and produce some costumes for the Movie that are an infringement of UML’s design,” an excerpt of the notice reads.

The notice clarified that actions will be taken against the film’s producers if not properly addressed. See notice below;

See how Nigerians reacted to the notice by Ugo Monye below;

offical_ivykakiiza: These are the things that make my blood boil…when you see great work why not reach out to the designer. C2A was supposed to push Black Excellence…however, my own personal view it failed but the platform was a huge place to showcase African fashion and I remember seeing the shot and screaming OMG that’s UGO design straight away…you go and get what’s yours

ezeani: Your claims are valid in Nigeria and MAYBE the rest of ECOWAS. Most you can get is for them to stop showing the film in the areas where the issuers of the “patent” have jurisdiction. But great job for getting the court of public opinion on your side and driving more attention to your brand.

iamelsmart: You are doing what is right, it has to stop.

When I saw those designs, I thought you are in the know and part of it

kinglexy007: They are mad.. What does it take them to give you guys the job to do! I’m a sure a Nigerian among thre team advice them against that.

 

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