Rex Omar Wins Copyright Case Against Joy Dadi Industries

Rex Omar Wins Copyright Case Against Joy Dadi Industries

A Koforidua High Court has granted an interlocutory injunction in favour of musician Rex Omar against Joy Industries Limited.

The court also ordered the company,Joy Industries Limited to immediately stop using any part of Rex Omar’s song “Da da di da” to promote or advertise its product, Joy Dadi Bitters.

The court  further ordered that the company’s directors, officers, agents, servants and assigns to immediately stop authorizing the commercial use of any part of Rex Omar’s work to promote or advertise Joy Dadi Bitters and immediately  stop the advertisement from being played on any electronic media, pending the final determination of a copyright action filed against the company by Rex Omar.

The court asked the company to pay Rex Omar damages to a tune of GHC1,000 as costs for filing the application.

On 15th June 2015, Rex Omar sued Joy Industries Limited for perpetual injunction and damages for infringing his copyrights by using his song to advertise its product, Joy Dadi Bitters without his licence. Rex Omar also applied for an interlocutory injunction against Joy Industries Ltd to restrain it from continuing to advertise its product with his song during the time that the matter will be in court. Joy Industries Ltd acting by Mr. Francis E. Polley, entered appearance and opposed the application.

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