The brand had planned a press conference for Lagos at one of the high brow hotels on the Island-Four Points by Sheraton to be more precise. The hotel we hear might have given support towards the press conference, especially since the organisers of the conference had claimed they were the only authentic brand licensed by FTV to hold and package events in Nigeria using the FTV logo and brand name. The brand had even gone ahead to make subtle hints that the owner of the very successful brand Mr. Michel Adams would soon be attending their event in Nigeria, a claim that has been found to be false and a total figment of the imagination of the organisers of the press conference.
We came across a letter from the fashion organisation (FTV) only yesterday, Tuesday, January 15, 2013, disclaiming the company organising the press conference. The letter was addressed to Mr. Noel Uche Okonmah from Ms. Zaineb Alnaher, Fashiontv/Contract Management.
We are reproducing the letter here for all to view- The letter dated 15th of January 2013
Subject: Trademark Infringement
Dear Mr. Noel Uche Okonmah
It has come to our attention that you have been using Fashiontvs brand name and trademarks in Africa without having the rights hereto.
We have received several complaints over the past months, which are damaging the reputation of our company.
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Therefore we request you immediately stop all use of our brand and please refrain from this in future also. In particular the press conference that is being promoted by by you in Four Points Hotel by Sheraton announcing the launch of fashiontv in Africa is absolutely nit acceptable. We will be sure to inform the location of this also. Of course Mr. Michel Adam will not be present at this conference therefore also refrain from using his name in any announcements made by you.
If you wish to obtain rights to the fashiontv brand this is subject to a signed Agreement by FTV LTD as well as a license fee payment transferred to FTVs DESIGNATED BANK ACCOUNT.
We expect a confirmation by latest tomorrow (today, Wednesday, January 16, 2013) that all actions regarding fashiontv by you have been cancelled otherwise legal procedures will be taken.
You are welcome to contact me for further information or if you wish to obtain the rights in a correct manner.
The letter like we said was signed by a Ms. Zaineb Alnaher