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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

TM LEWIN FRANCHISE SUSPENDED IN NIGERIA!



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‘what the TM Lewin London guys did was morally and ethically wrong and unprofessional. It was just a case of greed gone sour. They felt because the guy is a Nigerian they could do away with him after he had spent tens of millions of naira to introduce , build and sustain the brand in Nigeria. some of it through unpaid bank loans and just kick him out and carry on business as usual. This could not have been done to an American or Indian or even an European. Thats our sad story as a nation and further highlights what honest , hard working Nigerians suffer when they do business internationally, because these people believe they can take us for a ride”

The legal battle over the rightful ownership of the TM Lewin franchise in Nigeria which has been brewing since 2011, finally got messy when bailiffs from the Federal High Court raided three TM Lewin franchise shops in Lagos and carted away all the branded products found there in.

This is subsequent to an Anthon Pillar Injunction issued on September 2nd 2014, by The Federal High Court, holden at Lagos, presided by Hon. Justice O.E. Abang concerning Suit No. FHC/L/CS/1258/2014 following an application brought by EQUIPOISE NIGERIA LIMITED AND T.M. LEWIN (NIG) LIMITED, seeking redress from the court for breach of contact against TM LEWIN AND SONS UK LIMITED for itself and all class of persons engaged in the use of the trade name TM Lewin and selling T.M. Lewin products in Nigeria. The Order further restrains the defendants from using the trade name TM Lewin products in Nigeria pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

According to our sources other TM Lewin shops in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ilorin and Kaduna including sub outlets will also be raided in the following days in line with the court order.

Said an industry source,

‘what the TM Lewin London guys did was morally and ethically wrong and unprofessional. It was just a case of greed gone sour. They felt because the guy is a Nigerian they could do away with him after he had spent tens of millions of naira to introduce , build and sustain the brand in Nigeria. some of it through unpaid bank loans and just kick him out and carry on business as usual. This could not have been done to an American or Indian or even an European. Thats our sad story as a nation and further highlights what honest , hard working Nigerians suffer when they do business internationally, because these people believe they can take us for a ride”

Another source revealed, “ in effect, what this Order translates to is that it is illegal for anybody to sell the TM Lewin brand in Nigeria until the court determines the rightful owner of the franchise. This is indeed a sad development and it should not have been allowed to deteriorate to this level.”

In London, Lagos, and Ghana, sources revealed that Nigerians are infuriated by the shabby treatment meted out to Mr Dele Awosika, who built the TM Lewin brand from scratch among Nigerians in London and Nigeria and are re- thinking their loyalty to the brand.

The matter has generated keen interest in fashion circles and among brand watchers in Nigeria and overseas. Which ever way it swings, it’s the TM Lewin brand that will suffer. The substantive suit continues in Lagos.

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