Court grants injunction in “More Sewo” matter

A scene from 'More Sewo' 2011
A scene from ‘More Sewo’ 2011

High court judge, Brian Cottle, has granted an “injunction” restraining LJ Productions Inc, owned by Linton Joseph, “whether by themselves, their servants and or agents” from utilizing the registered trademark “More Sewo” which bears the registration number 161/2009 and registered in the name of Arturo Bellot of 89 River Street, Roseau.

Joseph of LJ Productions Inc was taken to court by Bellot trading under the name “style of H2OUSE Films” for using the trademark name “More Sewo” which is registered in his name since 2009.

Joseph failed to file a defense and as a result judgement in default was given in favour of Bellot in August 2010.

Arturo Bellot
Arturo Bellot

Bellot in a sworn affidavit dated May 10, 2013 states that on May 7, 2013 he saw Joseph’s DVD on sale at Cork Street, Roseau. “They were being sold by one Rasta at a price of EC$25.00 I also saw the DVD’s being sold outside of LIME by David Daniel at a price of EC$25.00,” Bellot deposed.

He stated that he believed that Linton “willfully, deliberately and with intent to deceive members of the public, plotted, schemed and planned to steal valuable goodwill in the registered Trademark “More Sewo” to receive benefit therefrom by seeking and obtaining sponsorship from DIGICEL where he had sought sponsorship and representing himself to be the brainchild of ‘More Sewo.'”

According to documents filed in civil suit ‘DOMHCV2010/0125’ Bellot is the registered owner of the trademark “More Sewo” since 2009 and has been using the mark as a label on DVD’s in which he video records carnival activities and other parties and sells the same to members of the public.

From March 2010 Linton has been offering for sale to members of the public DVD’s with words colourably similar to that of Bellot and his actions have caused Bellot to suffer loss and damages, according to the court documents.

The court last week ordered for delivery or destruction upon oath of all DVD’s “printed or written matter, packaging, labels or activities in possession, custody or control of Linton the use of which would be ‘a breach of the forgoing injunction.’”

Bellot was also awarded cost in the sum of $1,000 and was represented in the matter by attorney at law Wayne Norde.

Darius Jones represented Linton Joseph in the matter.

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70 Comments

  1. cp
    October 15, 2014

    LJ continue to do or thing I love or DVD and we at foreign love it.if it was pasa pass from ja they would not say nothing.

  2. b
    August 8, 2013

    In everything you do there is a competition. Arturo did not have to do such a thing. We are all one in Dominica no need to hate and fight. All he had to do is put his production out and allow the public to see which won is most appreciated. When you are being help in this world and when the help is do and you are now on your own you should never be ungreatful to the on that helped you. It’s like disliking your mom which one should never do. Auturo has dreads and he should represent the Rasta culture in a more respectful way rather than being an oppressor.I hope he is not. Rasta don’t deal with that type of unjustice and disrespectful treatment. Now that it’s finalized in the most dreadful way, lj and auturo will now get the approval of the public and now we will know who is the Master. Lj is a very knowledgeable and educated individual who will master any form of video production there is and there will never be a better editor than lj. Lj production will rise to any ocasion and fulfill the mind and heart of all Dominicans and everyone in the would how has the opportunity to view the fabulous work of LJ PRODUCTIONS. Everyone should now stop all the negativity and move on to the positive impact the work of both individuals can have on such a calm, tranquil, peaceful and respectful country called Dominica.

    Rspect!

  3. MMG 1000
    June 13, 2013

    boy look laylay on dno loz de man like a woman reproachin there wii lolz

  4. Anonymous
    June 12, 2013

    Well, well, at one time I was wondering if I was in a fish market, or largon. I did not know men behaved that way. A man takes a man to court; they were partners in a business, things turned sour and u guys are mepwezaying each other on a public platform like that.
    Come on be professional man. Degree and the language is so atrocious. stupeees.
    Go do some reading man.

    • Lj
      June 13, 2013

      U not even important right now try loosing something that u love dearly.i really did love my sewo more sewo u know. So please hold back on ur critic and go purchase a lj sewo dvd thank u.

  5. MaDominique
    June 12, 2013

    I tired with my children fighting each other.
    the more you are together the happier you all will be.
    look how fanatic have roro,
    carnival time tent moving from place to place.
    band starting good,befor you knoww it they split.
    political party splitting and joinning,politician leaving party and jumping ship and nothing good comming out of it.MY GOD!! stop it.
    Listen to ma Dominique OK;one stick brake easier than a bundle of sticks.
    stay together for more progress.

  6. Niel
    June 12, 2013

    Congratulations Mr. Bellot on the injunction at the court. Too many persons like to gain their success at other peoples expense. Take a bow Sir, you have done well.

    • Lj
      June 13, 2013

      Neil wat about all the year he was working for me and i was successful and he was wearing slippers puchine in my office,and feeding him. Wearing stuff i give him to put on using my equiptments paying him money for projects done how sucessful was he then i wonder now u chose to say i gain sucess from him man u speake out off number twoo so get the artifacts and come back again. Rather nonsence u speak. Please purchase a lj sewo dvd thank u.

  7. MORE SEWOOOOO
    June 12, 2013

    mORE SEWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :-D

  8. Frabo
    June 12, 2013

    Dominica again! just jokes. “He was awarded $1,000.00.” And he was represented by a lawyer? Dominica so sweet tan!

  9. abraod
    June 12, 2013

    That’s what our word has become to??? lol Pathetic

  10. Anonymous
    June 12, 2013

    The attorneys in Dominica need to step their Game up.

    The “Special 301” Report is an annual review of the global state of IPR protection, enforcement, and market access, which USTR conducts pursuant to Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 and the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.

    USTR reviewed 95 trading partners for this year’s Special 301 Report, and placed 41 countries on the Priority Foreign Country, Priority Watch List, or Watch List.

    USTR has designated Ukraine as a Priority Foreign Country in this year’s report as a trading partner whose onerous or egregious acts, policies, or practices have the greatest adverse impact (actual or potential) on the relevant U.S. products. In addition, Ukraine is not entering into good faith negotiations or making significant progress in bilateral or multilateral negotiations. Trading partners on the Priority Watch List present the most significant concerns regarding insufficient IPR protection or enforcement, or otherwise limited market access for persons relying on intellectual property protection. Ten countries – Algeria, Argentina, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, and Venezuela – are on the Priority Watch List. USTR will seek to engage intensively with these countries, as appropriate, during the coming year.

    Thirty trading partners are on the Watch List, also meriting bilateral attention to address underlying IPR problems: Barbados, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

    • Raskal
      June 12, 2013

      Anonymous could you enlighten us as to why Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are the USTR watch list?

      Thanks.

  11. Mercy me
    June 12, 2013

    Thanks to that pic by DNO i won’t buy neither! they should both be called more sour

    • Lj
      June 12, 2013

      Stop the ignorance and support local be it mines o r his own people can enjoy but u would support anyting that comes fro africa jamaica trinidad but not ur own country dominica. Please purchase a dvd then u can conmment in such way cause am telling my. Production is simply the best thank u

      • SORRY
        June 12, 2013

        I have and will continue to buy more sewo dvd I enjoy watching them as we cannot be home every year for carnival THANKS MORE SEWO

  12. Lj
    June 12, 2013

    To all who thinks negative know this i am the on that took arturo from slipper to square tip. I am the one. Under whose company moresewo was created. My equiptment creativity talent and skills was put into this this young man is nothing i am the one who trained him he work for me which i paid him fairly. I am well knoweledge in this skill with a degree in multi media technology. My production is superb please dont compare my amazing editing and well put together production with arturos.work no where close. I am the same one who gave him paants shoes and feed him every day and he still where the clothes that i gave to him 5 years ago. Arturo should never bite the hand that feed him threw year. I am the same one that went an pip or vayier his wife with him when she was planning a divorce now he turns on me and some dominican that dont have any knoweledge of my affiliation wit arturo can send comments on DNO please stop it and come buy my DvD it is just fantastic. . My Dvd is for grown up people i doo put allot into this sometimes i even cry to see how i. Have through out thems years bring out the joy in people. I love my work so much and love to all revelars for making lj sewo possible respect see all next year for sure. All arturo has too doo is bring out his production so people can enjoy i see nothing wrong in that thats what am doing and they the public locally and. Internationally does or do enjoy ljsewo. I am and. Will always bee known as the original more sewo even if the courts sees it otherwise arturo eat u heart out in the original first serenade song which goes like that u have de more sewo and u get diffult justice for true i have de ljsewo now wat de hell u can doo. And my equiptment and cameras u have in ur office please bring dem back. U so rude and out off order u have my equiptment and u bold facely bring me to court u doe have a heart arturo after i did all that for u u want to take me down for some ting i and u created in my office. I leave u in the hands of the holy father he will pin u i will get my rewaard . Any way my dominicans keept. The support strong and yes buy the ljsewo all the time love and respect Lj

    • hmm
      June 12, 2013

      hahahah. SMH. DNO you are just the best avenue for all kinds of ..shiz!

      • Lj
        June 12, 2013

        Go buy a lj sewo dvd

    • inter
      June 12, 2013

      Wow..dude no disrespect..but thats low and petty..to use this medium for reproach..damn..is it the degree( really said education not all ehh) sounding very unprofessional :mrgreen:

      • Lj
        June 12, 2013

        Is so u like it go by a lj sewo dvd and enjoy it and get ur degree. Then speak

    • CDA
      June 12, 2013

      With all the degree you have you need to learn to spell and write boss.
      And what kind of man are you to come on DNO, a public forum recollecting what you did for Bellot and what you didn’t do? Is that helping your case? Or is it giving the public a negative perception of you?
      I am not on either side but what you have done here is lower your standards by the comment you have placed on this page. If you did all that for him let his conscience deal with him. if what you are saying is true then let things take it’s course because people who get ahead at the expense of others never last. However, if you know Bellot is right and you are wrong, accept it and free up the man. Let him live. if u wrong, u wrong

      • Lj
        June 13, 2013

        Man supports never turn their back u know.and the public should know the truth de man was unknown no one like arturo i natured him now u find i should not speak out well cda. I not a shame one bit and wat u concider to be public. And standard. CDA i really have nothing to loose . Thank u.

    • DAMAN
      June 13, 2013

      Spell check much? Learn to construct your sentences LJ before putting fingers to keyboard.

    • B A
      June 13, 2013

      HOMES…..

      You know who this is cause only I call you so…Stop..Stop rite there ..we both know wat you did and he knows lets not go down that road.
      You are skilled Very skilled all you remaining to do is sit down with me and lets put together the “Pasa Sewo” lol.

      One Luv

      • Lj
        June 14, 2013

        Thanks lovely name pasa sewo The Soul always knows what to do to heal itself…the challenge is to silence the MIND them man win by a diffult judgement i did not get a chance to explain my views in court and carlie and my matt plus national news at 1pm made it public but yet u ask off my silence and avoid going down that road amazing u are

        Adaptability is not imitation.It means Power of resistance and assimilation..

        when u take them fro slippers to square tip and they want to tell u wear razzard or toe less u must get jojofee between ur toes. Them man their out of order for a production that started under me. I introduce under my platform to the public. Now the judge ruled it otherwise waypapa because the cat runneraway with the spoone . . luv and respect. Later call me

  13. NIT
    June 12, 2013

    Only $1000.00 That’s not enough!! Aturo deserves more than that..No one can touch MORE SEWO!! Can’t wait for 2013 Carnival More Sewo DVD!!

  14. 1 les-lie
    June 12, 2013

    Never help a meager dog kill hit before it get fat and come bite you.LJ change your name and come again you are the best.

  15. no wespay e may
    June 12, 2013

    Linton change your name and your supporters will continue to support u.

    • ha
      June 12, 2013

      more bowdel!! new name

    • Lj
      June 12, 2013

      Thanks love and respect the judge ruled it as just lj sewo. I like that but someting coming

  16. pocahontas
    June 12, 2013

    i love, love ,love,turo,he is the best when it comes to these things,hands down, he is a young and repectful young man in society,so let him do his thing and just find your own name.No disrespect to you LJ, BUT TURO GOT THIS,,you rush your job to much.yeah turo takes forever but when he does, it’s creative, original and crystal clear,,,,more sewo i say,,,,,,,,,,,,turo you know i’m your #1 supporter(only one that calls you turo)continue doing what you do at it’s best

    • Lj
      June 12, 2013

      U ever bought a dvd by cash or by viewing by a friend cause u hvae no idea wat u speak off my work is just superb. And i deliver on time not last year for this year too slow no one will buy that but u i guess guts u have z. Well 201r comes out 2014 wait for it. Girl come by lj sewo that will doo ur mind good

      • DA
        June 12, 2013

        c’mon son!
        Like really? you got your panties all in a bunch.
        You have to be so desperate commenting on everyone’s stuff to prove your product is the best? If it is so good then let it speak for itself. Stop acting so desperate. People have their opinion. everyone doesn’t have to prefer yours over his. Because the person likes his and supports him doesnt mean he/she don’t know what they talking about. Get a life broda!

  17. Let's talk
    June 12, 2013

    If that is the trash that is presented in ‘More Sewo’ then that is something that we the public can so do without…

    • Lj
      June 12, 2013

      Try watching lj sewo u will enjoy it its totally amazing video productions its not off the kind u think thank u

    • dominican
      June 13, 2013

      you see that more sewo thing is so rated they have to delete certain scenes so that is what the devil likes. corrupting our society. now they fighting for what the devil likes. devil’s advocates.

  18. Let's talk
    June 12, 2013

    I that is the trash that is presented in ‘More Sewo’ then that is something that we the public can so do without…

  19. thinkinman
    June 12, 2013

    waaaaayyy!!!!

  20. lolz
    June 12, 2013

    Well done Bellot.

  21. justice
    June 12, 2013

    Of ALL scenes and photos from more sewo that’s the one DNO find to use? Ya’ll could use one of the group photo’s with the more sewo t-shirts….anything more decent than this.

    • JoJo
      June 12, 2013

      It’s a news report, not a free publicity editorial. Some people want everything for nothing

    • Enquirer
      June 12, 2013

      I am in total agreement with you. This picture is so distasteful. Come on DNO do better than this.

      • carbon dioxide
        June 12, 2013

        why bea hypocrit…. thats a pic from more sewo

    • Anonymous
      June 12, 2013

      More Sewo is highly charged sexually, so the photo reflects what it is all about.

      All you people to damn hypocritical in Dominica. What all you should be talking against all you not.

      • Anonymous
        June 12, 2013

        More sewo is Dominica’s Carnival caught on tape! The slogan!

      • justice
        June 12, 2013

        Smdh. ..charged sexually? Is that all more sewo stands for? ABSOLUTELY NOT! idiot. Morehead sewo represents dominican culture so the photo should be more decent!

    • Tweety
      June 12, 2013

      I totally agree! Additionally this is invading people privacy.

      • DA
        June 12, 2013

        invading what privacy? When they on dvd they have any idea where their faces ending up and in whose house? isn’t it the same thing as watching their very faces on dvd? strupes

    • Fin.
      June 12, 2013

      I don’t think they would find any decent picture, as all Linton does is video tape such behaviors and acts. Lool . 8-O

      • Lj
        June 12, 2013

        if i dont show that it wont sell please go to marpin and sat other wise if lookingfor street perade carnival but thats the sewo everyting goes. And i doo enjoy dooing it all now we are recruting some g ladies too doo a skin out product for our summer bunny pacckage

    • Dorival John
      June 12, 2013

      After watching a ‘More Sewo” DVD, I was bazoudi. heheehhe

      I wonder why kind of picture you people wanted. One with first communion children holding hands? Hehehe. That More Sewo definitely is not.

      The photo reflects exactly what More Sewo is all about..

      • justice
        June 12, 2013

        Yes and it’s ppl like you that are in town carnival time doing such nasty acts. I remember more sewo 2008 how decent and enjoyable it was. Now these women in dominica wanna have sex on the road when they see a camera on them. None the less Arturo is doing a great job with his production.

    • Lj
      June 12, 2013

      Justice i have change the look for local tv. I have made people become cofortable to and. With cameras being focus on them. They. Go crazy not my fault the they are so outragious but its bveautiful

  22. Dominijen
    June 12, 2013

    Intellectual Property and justice at work…others should learn from this

  23. Anonymous
    June 12, 2013

    That’s it Tiro or Roti or Bob Turo or the President of TV or the monsta like how they call you.

    It’s time people respect what’s people rightful own. I sure you and the two padnas from massacre and the meg one maybe happy.

  24. DA style
    June 12, 2013

    LJ we with u,,Record we will buy,,a new name is what u need..it will be a new name but same LJ u the best in what u do in DA,,

    • Lj
      June 12, 2013

      Thanks is now sewo start lj stronge support look out for the new release next friday 30 dollars fetesewo portsmouth style

      • wow
        June 12, 2013

        So why didn’t you just come up with your own name? Why did you go and use the more sewo brand when it’s not yours?

        Be creative, be Original…Originals are worth more than copies!

      • looking
        June 12, 2013

        Lj you too copy cat.be original.i’ve watched arturo’s “more sewo” and your “sewo more sewo” . why is it that your main feature is dirty dancing and women’s booty?

    • Riddim Up !!!
      June 12, 2013

      thats all wi, juss change the name and thats it wi..
      but i could swear bellot was working for linton at one point ?
      anyway HOMIE juss change the name and we go buy it…
      ppl already knew urs was sewo more sewo….

      and his was more sewo….
      the whole world knew, well those buying that there were two different video….

      well lets see who bellot going blame next year when his dvd FLOP again

  25. inter
    June 12, 2013

    Congrats on ur win..build ur brand..a good step in interlectual property.. admin find dat is d best pic (scene) :lol: :lol:

  26. put dem in dere place
    June 12, 2013

    Arturo more sewo. There is no other more sewo than arturo more more more sewo. They cannot hold u down rasta.

  27. .....
    June 12, 2013

    them fellas good to yes. one thing, their face always covered. hmmmm

  28. Anonymous
    June 12, 2013

    Do kill the sewo fada everyone has to eat ounce a team

  29. name
    June 12, 2013

    where can i purchase an arturo more sewo 2013 dvd

  30. Delroy N. Williams
    June 12, 2013

    Justice! Continue doing your thing Arturo…

  31. peter piper
    June 12, 2013

    Papa met,I’m confused!!

  32. whisperer
    June 12, 2013

    Im happy that is is clarified because there was a clear difference. The one of LJ seemed more vulgar and lack the creativity of Arturo

  33. Mr. C
    June 12, 2013

    Brilliant!…..

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