Federal Court of the Southern District of Florida, United States, ruled against of Dalma and Gianina Maradona one in claim for appropriation From the social network of his father, who passed away on November 25, 2020.
The punishment, handed down last Monday, compels the company Coolulu Ltd and the daughters of “Ten” to return Facebook and Instagram profiles to Satvika, the company’s company. Mattias Morla, which has exclusive rights to exploit the brands “Diego Maradona”, “Diagol”, “El Diego”, “El Diaz”, “La Mano de Dios” and “Maradona” internationally.
Judge Cecilia M. Declaration also signed by Altonaga This prohibits them from marketing and advertising Maradona’s brand and image. The reason stems from a lawsuit that Morla, as chairman of Satvika, initiated on June 21 for “misusing” the Facebook and Instagram profiles of the star, which have 12 and 7.2 million followers, respectively. ,
According to the text, the defendants “may not, in any way, use the trademark ‘Maradona’ or any copy thereof, including, without limitation, the use of the said trademark in advertising and/or interactive websites on the Internet accessible to consumers.” Including advertisements appearing within the United States or in publications that are broadcast within the United States.”
It also prohibits them from “making any false appeal of origin, description, representation or suggestion” of the ‘Maradona’ trademark, its websites or its services, infringing and unfairly competing with Satvika. In this context, the court ordered them to hand over plaintiff control of the ‘Maradona’ profile page maintained on the Instagram platform—which, to date, contains the legend ‘managed by their children’—, as well as the website and the domain www.dm10. com”.
consultation by nation, Mauricio D’Alessandro, Morla’s legal representative, Emphasized the importance of the sentence. “The decision of the federal court in the United States is very important because it recognizes the validity of documents in which Maradona gave Satvika and the sisters the marks ‘Maradona’, ‘Diego Maradona’, ‘Diego’, ‘The Hand of God’ ‘ , ‘El 10’, and ‘El Diego’, in Argentina and the world. And the punishment is final,” he said.
On the other hand, there is also a legal battle in the country. After Starr’s death, Dalma and Giannina Maradona requested that Matias MorlaThe lawyer and final representative of the world football star, and is investigated by several members of his crew. “Illegal unions, fraud and deceiving the incompetent” and arrest four of them in the framework of a case Appropriation of property that is examined in the courts of La Plata.
The presentation was made by the lawyers, Federico Guntin You Marcelo Sverdlik Warshavskyfor the reason that is in charge Inspector Maria Cecilia CorfieldFunctional Instruction Unit (UFI) No. 15, and Guaranty Judge Pablo Reale, both from the Judicial Department of La Plata.
There, it is being investigated whether, at least from July to early November 2020, when he lived in the Campos de Roca Country in the Buenos Aires city of Brandesen, if Maradona would be allowed to sign contracts, transfer rights and others. Documents to suit the type of their brand and their assets.
whereas Morla Condemned for alleged “procedural fraud” and Requested an inquiry by the lawyers of Dalma and Gianinna, whom he accused of lying in a letter in which he requested interrogation and arrest in the framework of the case in which he is condemned in the Justice of La Plata For appropriation of assets of football star.