By Eyong Macdella
Head Coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Rigobert Song Bahanag has had his “Theory of Danger” statement certified through the African Intellectual Property Organization(OAPi) as well as the Civil Rights Society in Literature and the Dramatic arts.(SOCILADRA)
“When you know you are in danger, you are no longer in danger! it’s when you don’t know you’re in danger, that’s when you’re in danger! That’s what it’s all about “.
This statement became most popular when Cameroon picked up qualification for the 2022 World Cup against Algeria in March.
It now has a trademark whose application for the protection of this appellation was submitted to the OAPI on April 1st, 2022 and on July 7, the organization approved this appeal.
Rigobert Song and lawyers have successfully carried out a complete worldwide protection of this Slogan in his name.
In addition to getting his copyrights with SOCILADRA, the slogan was filed as Trademarks for goods like Sports Clothings and for Advertisements, which grants exclusive rights in its 17 member countries.
This therefore means, these slogans cannot be used for Adverts without authorization from the gaffer, Rigobert Song who is the author and owns the rights to it.
The former Captain of the Indomitable Lions and now Coach of the team used this state during his post match Interview in Douala in March after his side suffered a 0-1 defeat in the first leg in Of the World Cup qualifier playoffs.
This was to make the Cameroonian population understand that picking up a ticket to the World Cup was still possible. As Confident as he was, this came to pass when things turned around in Blida, Algeria on March 29, 2022 and the Lions picked up a last minute ticket.
Since then, the theory of Danger as well it’s author was better understood.
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