Nonny-Gathoni-291113Two of Kenya’s biggest TV bridal brands- The Samantha Bridal and Baileys Wedding shows are embroiled in a court tussle that may see one of them get cancelled.

Creative rights for the Baileys Wedding Show belong to popular wedding show host, Nonny Gathoni, while those of Samantha’s Bridal show belong to one, Catherine Masista. The two have locked horns after Nonny Gathoni applied for a court order to restrain Catherine from infringing in her literary work copyrights.

The push and pull began when Nonny Gathoni’s lawyers outlined a breach which occurred on 9th November 2013, when Standard Media Group through KTN, broadcast in Samantha’s Bridal Show contents which were substantially copied and reproduced from Gathoni’s work against which injunctive orders had been issued.

Nonny Gathoni moved from Citizen’s Wedding show to venture on her own under her production company sponsored by Bailey’s. On the contrary, KTN were already airing the Samantha Bridal show. The case could see one of the shows cancelled and only remains to be seen what the courts will decide.

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