Pace Sports Remains Rightful Owner Of HiFL Trademark
Pace Sports and Entertainment Marketing Limited, PACE, has debunked the acquisition claim of HiFL Trademark by Green White Green Limited.
In a press statement made available to Brand Communicator, the management of Pace Sports Entertainment Marketing Limited said,
“Our attention has been drawn to a press statement published in the Leadership newspaper dated Wednesday, 24th of March 2021, and on other national dailies and online platforms, announcing the acquisition of the HiFL Trademark and other spurious reports by Green White Green Centre Limited.
“Pace Sports and Entertainment Marketing Limited (PACE) the creators, developers and the organisers of the Higher Institution Football League (HiFL) affirms that the Trademark including the device and logo of HiFL is rightfully owned by PACE as we had the appropriate application made to register the said trademark prior to the commencement of the first HiFL season in 2018 and same was accepted in writing by the Registrar for Trademarks, Patents and Designs, Abuja in April of the same year.”
Pace Sports added, “further clarification be sought from the rightful owners i.e. PACE prior to any further publications on this matter,” saying that its legal team is also taking the necessary actions to address this matter.
However, all activities, engagements and commitments scheduled for the HiFL 2021 season remain unchanged and will continue as planned.