Societe Bic S.A. & 2 Ors. v. Charzin Industries Ltd.

The respondent, a company carrying on business as a manufacturer and distributor of ball point pens, claimed that the 1st and 2nd appellants, being representatives of the 3rd appellant published a false and offensive advertisement in national newspapers which disparaged the respondent’s product. Aggrieved, the respondent commenced an action against the appellant at the High Court of Lagos State claiming the N10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira) as damages for libel. It also sought a perpetual injunction restraining the appellants, their servants or agents from further printing, issuing, publishing or circulating libelous materials.

2014 4 CLRN 1
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