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Celebrity Lookalikes Can Be Sued If They Cause Financial Loss To Artistes – Lawyer reveals



A Ghanaian lawyer has weighed in on the current wave of celebrity lookalikes flooding the entertainment industry. Lawyer Bobby Banson revealed on Joy Showbiz A to Z that these men, parading themselves as musicians because they look like some of Ghana’s A-list celebrities, can be sued under the law.

He added that the law can deal with these men who are passing off as the artistes they resemble if the artistes can prove that they have lost money or their reputations are being ruined because of them.

ideos of Medikal, Black Sherif, King Promise, Mr Drew, Kuami Eugene and Fameye’s lookalikes have flooded social media. These men who resemble these artistes have revealed that they intend to mimic the artistes as their full-time jobs.

According to Lawyer Banson, these people can be sued, especially if they perform the artistes’ music and take monies in the names of the celebrities. He said

“I think you can look at the unfair competition act that allows somebody to sue another person when the other is taking advantage of his reputation to make undue economic gains. “An artiste can use the common law of passing off to make the argument that these so-called lookalikes are taking advantage of his reputation and intellectual property to deceive his followers and because of that, he has lost X or Y amount of money.” 


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