Musician Piksy who has to his wardrobe Moyo water has through his Moyo Distributors obtained an injunction stopping Everest Industries Limited from further manufacturing and distribution of a counterfeit bottled water called Moyo.
A press statement from Moyo Distributors says they obtained the order from High Court’s Commercial Division, which has since ordered the destruction and removal from all outlets of all the counterfeit water as well as printed or written matter, packaging labels or other articles or materials in possession, custody or control of the Everest Industries Limited.
The statement further says that the court order restrains Everest Industries Limited from passion off bottled water, not being bottled water of the claimant, as for the same, whether by use of the mark Moyo or any other alphabetical imitation of the mark Moyo.
“All the outlets selling the bogus product need to remove it from their outlets as they risk the consequences similar to Everest,” the statement reads.
Piksy registered, trademarked and patented Moyo bottled water on September 15 2017 with the Registrar General’s Office for an initial period of seven years with an option to register for a period of 14 years thereafter.
The artist launched the Moyo brand during a concert that took place at Blues in Blantyre.
Piksy has since said he was happy that the courts had granted him an injunction.
“We worked so hard to come up with the Moyo bottled water brand and did the trademark. It is not easy to start such a business as an artist but with determination, focus and support we have grown and for now we wait for the courts,” the ‘Unamata’ star said.
Efforts to contact Everest Limited proved futile Thursday.