According to Natural Dermis Skincare, Dabota knocked off their entire product packaging, bottle, font (style size & placement) & even box labels. She copied the large descriptive word of the product in handwriting, the glass encased bottle, the silver pump, the English then french description beneath it.
Natural Dermis has chosen to make this a matter of public knowledge before they begin their legal documentation to make we, the Nigerian public aware of the brands we are patronizing.
According to naijagistlive, This is the legal process that will take place:
Natural Dermis will send a “cease & desist” letter which is a formal take down notice for Dabota Cosmetics to remove any products in question which will be specified in the document. The infringer, Dabota Lawson, will have 30 days to stop using the copied work beginning immediately once the letter is received by the company or individual.
Natural Dermis has been collecting their original hard copies of their bottle & label designs to begin a copyright lawsuit & sue for copyright infringement if Dabota Cosmetics fails to comply. They have been advised by their copyright attorney that failure to do so will result in a copyright infringement letter being sent out next.
Natural Dermis will seek retribution for the profits that Dabota Cosmetics has acquired using their original design, which is the selling point for most cosmetics companies (the bottle, label, packing is what initially attracts the consumer). _
Natural Dermis will have to calculate how much the infringer company has unlawfully profited from their design so Dabota needs to start collecting her receipts & accounts for the products sold.