Miss Rural Zimbabwe pageant founder Sipho Mazibuko and local company Oil Castor Zimbabwe which is running a competition called Mis Rural Africa have resolved the copyright infringement dispute that erupted after Sipho claimed she had patented and trademarked Miss Rural Zimbabwe and Oil Castor had no right to use the name Miss Rural in their competition, ZimMorning Post reports.
This was revealed by Oil Castor Zimbabwe co-founder Alvaro Arellano who said this to the publication:
That lady (Mazibuko) tried to extort me for money, threatened my kids, paid to have pictures taken of us, photo-shopped Whatsapp conversations. It was a real scary episode however I wish them all the best, and hope they reflect on what’s so toxic in their lives that they project this negativity outwards and make the necessary adjustments,
Oil Caster said they have moved on from the drama to concentrate on bankrolling the competition and the winner will be announced on 30 June while Mazibuko could not be reached for comment.
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