Kano High Court orders a Chinese firm to pay N100 million as compensation for illegal importation of 19 containers

A Kano High Court sitting at Audu Bako secretariat ordered a Chinese firm, Changyi Yuanxiang, to pay N100 million as compensation for indulging in illegal importation of 19 containers with impersonated trade mark.

The court presided over by Justice Ibrahim Musa Muhammad Karaye in a judgment delivered held that the Chinese firm indulged in unlawful use of the name of Rab Textiles Limited for the importation of the containers exposing Rab textiles to tax liability.

The plaintiff, Rab Textiles Limited, represented by Rabiu Abdullahi Ibrahim, told the court that the Chinese firm had used the name for the importation of the goods without the written consent of the plaintiff.

He urged the court to restrain the defendant from further importation of goods using the company’s name without consent.

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