- Mayengani and Cassper got into a battle over the #FillUp
- EFF stepped in and called Cassper "a bully" and threw legal and political weight behind their supporter, Mayengani
- It was stated by the Companies and Intellectual Property Comission (CIPC) that Cassper did indeed own the trademark for #FillUp
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) took it upon themselves to pick a side in the Cassper vs. Mayengani trademark battle, and they picked Mayengani.
This is no surprise as Mayengani is a vocal and active follower of the EFF, reported Sowetan Live.
Cassper Nyovest has been at Benny Mayengani for using the #FillUp as he states that it is his registered trademark. He says that Mayengani made some fast cash off of his intellectual property.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Juju stepped forward and stated that he is not shy to throw a little legal weight to help Mayengani in the battle. The EFF think that Cassper is “a bully” and that Mayengani should not “be scared of bullies who are threatened by talent”.
Mayengani used the hashtag last weekend for one of his shows. The show used #FillUpGiyaniStadium and Cassper lost it.
Cassper stated that Mayengani had not requested nor had he gained permission to use the hashtag for his show in Limpopo. He has filed for legal action.
The EFF stated that they are not worried and that Cassper must come with whatever he has, they have Mayengani covered. They ladled Cassper’s legal action as “lousy and absolutely greedy”.
Despite the EFF’s relentlis statements, the Companies and Intellectual Property Comission (CIPC) confirmed, on Wednesday, that the #FillUp is indeed a registered trademark owned by Cassper Nyovest.
Lerato Tlee Moilao, who is Cassper’s manager, stated that the matter is in the hands of their legal team and necessary action will be taken.
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