Popular Radio Station NRG has allegedly been sued for misusing Eliud Kipchoge’s brand for their personal gain.
This comes days after the radio station changed its name to Kipchoge Radio in honour of the marathoner who made history in Vienna.
According to the demand letter which is doing rounds on social media, the radio station is accused of breaching brand rights, copyright, trademark rights and invasion of privacy.
The complaints raised are that;
The radio station changed the name without getting permission or authority from the concerned party.
The station also ran a campaign to gain more followers on social media promising Kenyans that this will earn Kipchoge a car.
The demand letter termed the campaign as fraudulent and gave a 2-hour ultimatum for the station to issue an apology and give their response on the same.
The station has also been asked to remove all photos and his name from their platforms in regard to the complaints raise.
This demand letter has triggered mixed reactions from Kenyans as others suspect that it is a scam.
Opera News reached NRG Radio for a comment but no response was given.
Here is the letter
The Eric Omondi x NRG radio gaffe has backfired. pic.twitter.com/8daB7FQ8Vq
— Bruce (@ngwata_) October 18, 2019