Music promoter to sue Cassper Nyovest over ‘Gusheshe’ trademark

Music promoter to sue Cassper Nyovest over ‘Gusheshe’ trademark

- Cassper Nyovest is going to be sued by Kabelo Hlongwane for using the term ‘Gusheshe’ without permission

- This lawsuit follows Cassper’s threats of taking legal action against Benny Mayengani

- Hlongwane registered the term back in 2009 and is well within his rights to pursue the case if he wishes

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Just when Mzansi thought that they had heard the last of Cassper Nyovest’s trademark saga, it is back in the headlines once again… this time it’s Casper who has found himself in hot water.

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela tweeted that Kabelo Hlongwane, an events promoter is planning on suing the rapper for copyright infringements after he used the term ‘Gusheshe’ without his permission.

Kabelo received the copyrights for ‘Gusheshe’ and ‘Gusheshe festival’ in 2009 when he was planning a car spinning show, however his festival never saw the light of day, but he still owns the rights to the term.

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Briefly.co.za learned that the promoter had registered the term under two different classes, which drastically restricts the usage of the term, but in 2013, Cassper released an album by the name and also featured a picture of the car typically associated with it as the artwork.

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Independent Online reports that Kabelo will be seeking legal action against Cassper for using his intellectual property without the proper accreditation and he has made it clear that he is not doing it to make enemies.

However, this lawsuit has emerged after Cassper decided to sue a fellow musician, Benny Mayengani for using the phrase ‘#FillUp’ in promoting an upcoming gig.

The matter escalated dramatically, with Julius Malema stepping in to support Mayengani, while other celebs took Cassper’s side although many tweeps thought that Mufasa was out of line.

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Briefly.co.za later learned that Cassper's trademark application had not been finalized and was still open to public use, therefore Cassper needed to hold off on his threats until the paperwork had been finalized.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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