Further to a decision of the General Assembly of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) at the Extra – Ordinary General Meeting of the society held at COSON House Ikeja on December 19, 2017, a COSON Rapid Response Legal Team made up eight crack lawyers from some of the nation’s best known Intellectual Property law firms has been set up.
The members of the team include Barr. Justin Ige of Creative Legal, Barrr. Tochukwu Tagbo of Commercial Practice Solicitors, Barr. Femi Fajolu of Chief G.O. Sodipo & Co., Barr. Austin C. Ezendu of Apostle & Proxy Solicitors and Barr. Rockson Igelige of Felix, Igelige & Associates. Also in the team are Barr. James Ononiwu of Whitedove Solicitors, Barr. George Ohioma of George Ohioma Chambers and Barr James Ibor of Basic Rights Counsel.
The team has been charged with quickly and frontally taking on any legal attack on COSON from anywhere and ensuring that the rights of the members are defended at all times. The team is specifically charged with protecting every organization which has obtained a genuine music copyright licence issued by COSON from any harassment or intimidation by MCSN, the degenerate organization which with six of its leaders are facing seven different criminal cases at the Federal High Court.
The COSON Rapid Response Legal Team is being coordinated by Barr Simi Wash-Pam, the COSON General Counsel.