World Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has threatened to sue NRG Radio for using his name.
Eliud Kipchoge threatens to sue Radio station, gives 2 hour deadline
In a document seen by Pulselive.co.ke, Kipchoge’s lawyer Donald Kipkorir threatened to sue the station for Breach of Brand rights, Invasion of Privacy, Breach of Copyright and Breach of Trade Mark rights.
Kipchoge stated that without his permission, the station changed its name to Kipchoge on all its social media platforms and online blogs.
“That without permission, authority or license or any colour of right, you changed the name of your station topline on your social media pages and online blogs to Kipchoge.Radio and KipchogeRadio@NRGRadioKenya,” read part of the document.
He further demanded that NRG removes his name, images and references in all their platforms, apologize for violation of his rights and write to him that they have complied with all his demands.
The demand letter also said that NRG is expected to respond within two hours of receiving the letter, failure to which, he will go ahead and sue the station.
“Note that if we do not receive your action and response within two hours of us emailing you this letter and also by posting us on the undersigned twitter timelione, we will proceed appropriately to enforce our clients rights,” reads the letter by KTK Advocates.
The demand letter comes a few days after NRG Radio announced that it was changing its name to Kipchoge Radio for a week, in celebration of his victory in Vienna, Australia where he ran a marathon under 2 hours,.
“NRG Radio, based in Nairobi which covers two thirds of Kenya, will change its name to Kipchoge Radio from Monday, in celebration of the world beating achievement of 1 hour 59 minutes and 40 seconds in the INEOS Challenge held in the weekend,” said NRG in a statement.
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