Judge Rules Against Connie

A battle of the brands

By  | May 20, 2020, 01:28 PM  | Connie Ferguson  | Drama

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Connie & Shona Ferguson are one of the most loved and respected media personalities in South Africa with a thriving Film & Television company and other business ventures on the side.

However, the couple has come under fire after being accused of replicating a known brands body care product.

Two years ago, Beiersdorf AG (the manufacturing company responsible for Nivea) announced its intentions to sue Connie Ferguson's business, Koni International Brands for the similarities between its companies products.

This then lead to the public rallying behind Connie with the #HandsOffConnie  hashtag trending all over social media as tweeps voiced their support towards Connie and her product.

Two years later and a verdict has been reached, on Wednesday Judge Denise Fisher ruled in favour of Nivea and concluded that the similarities between both brand packaging had the potential of misleading consumers.

Ferguson has been ordered to come up with new packaging for her brand and was also ordered to pay the legal costs.

But irregardless of what the court has ruled, there are some people who are still 100 % behind Connie's product.
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