To Import POP Drink: MOC Grants Trademark to Liberian-owned Business

first_imgThe long-standing controversy over who is the legitimate holder of the trademark (brand name) to import POP Drink Juice on the Liberian Market has ended. In keeping with the Industrial Property Law of the country, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), has granted BAF Trading Corporation, a Liberian-owned Business, the rights to be the sole importer of the POP beverages.In a letter addressed to BIVAC-Liberia dated October 31, 2014, Commerce Minister Axel Addy temporarily suspended the importation of POP Drink on the Liberian market due to a controversy that existed between a Lebanese business, H.K. Enterprise, Inc., and a Liberian business, BAF Trading Corporation over POP Drinks Trademark Rights.According to Minister Addy’s communication, effective January 1, 2015, BAF Trading Corporation, the original holder of the trademark has been authorized to commence importation of the product into the country.BAFTC applied to the Liberia Industrial Property Office (LIPO) for trademark rights to import POP Drink to the market and its request was granted by LIPO, thus giving BAF legal authority in accordance with the Industrial Property Law for a period of 10 years.Three years after giving BAF the legal rights over the trademark, LIPO awarded similar rights to a Lebanese company, H.K. Enterprise located at Red-light for a period of one year.The reported double TM rights sparked a serious controversy, “because the right given to H.K. Enterprise had no legal ground and or basis in keeping with the law controlling.”The controversy prompted a whistleblower to write an official complaint to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) requesting the Commission to investigate the circumstances that led to the manner in which BAF Trading Corporation was allegedly arm twisted and their right to the trademark revoked and unlawfully given to H.K. Enterprise.In the mind of the whistleblower, the process was marred by “corruption” and needed to be flagged.However, the latest intervention by the Minister of Commerce to restore the right of BAF Trading Corporation as the holder of the trademark, has signaled the Ministry’s respect for the rule of law, and by extension, has created a safe and conducive environment for doing business in Liberia especially at a time Liberians are actively venturing into business activities that will eventually enhance their capacity to take hold of and control the economy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM EVERYONE AT KELLY’S TOYOTA

first_imgTHE staff of Kelly’s Toyota in Letterkenny and Mountcharles want to send their best wishes to Jim McGuinness, all the Donegal players and all the trainers and staff in their quest for All-Ireland glory on September 23 at Croke Park.* Kelly’s Toyota has made a €100 donation to the team’s Players Fund in return for placing this support advert on Donegal Daily.You can support the team by advertising your business in support of Jim and the team with all your money going to the team. Just email Grace Ann at ga@graceannconsultancy.com.  BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM EVERYONE AT KELLY’S TOYOTA was last modified: September 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BEST WISHES TO JIM McGUINNESS AND THE DONEGAL TEAM – FROM EVERYONE AT KELLY’S TOYOTAlast_img read more

LIVERPOOL FC SIGN UP DONEGAL OUTFIT IN EXCLUSIVE DEAL!

first_imgChampions Travel have become an “Official Match Break Supplier of Liverpool Football Club.”One of only three companies worldwide with this status, this is a major coup for the Letterkenny based company and adds to their already impressive list of offers.The deal will begin at the beginning of the 2016/2017 season and run for four years. This exclusive four year deal will allow Champions Travel access to 192 places in the brand new Code Lounge within the newly expanded Main Stand.The package will also include lower tier main stand seating, complimentary halftime drinks, match programme, street food available to purchase, LFC legends and pre-match entertainment.Additionally, Champions Travel will have first option on the purchase of all other Liverpool FC hospitality, receive marketing support from Liverpool FC and also feature prominently on the Liverpool FC website. Managing director Kevin Ward said “This is a massive deal for Champions Travel and will change the landscape of Liverpool FC sales in Ireland and across Europe. For all Liverpool supporters, Champions Travel really should be your first port of call for Liverpool FC packages for the foreseeable future”Champions Travel have been gradually adding exciting official products to their portfolio over the past few years and there is even more to come!Marketing Manager Jonathan McDaid said “This is only the beginning as we have two other major deals in the pipeline and hopefully will be announcing them soon! There is no doubt that Champions Travel is one of the biggest sports travel companies in Ireland if not Europe.”The premier league will be announcing their new fixtures on the 15th June, so check out http://www.champions-travel.com and book your official match break! LIVERPOOL FC SIGN UP DONEGAL OUTFIT IN EXCLUSIVE DEAL! was last modified: May 29th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLiverpool FC. Champions Travellast_img read more