Lucha Libre Factory Made Ventures, the production company primarily known for being behind Lucha Underground has filed a lawsuit against Promociones Antonio Pena referred to as Lucha Libre AAA for trademark infringement.
The plaintiff alleges that the defendant violated a joint agreement between the two parties which was signed in February 2013 which gives the defendant an exclusive right to distribute AAA events outside of Mexico, the exclusive right to sell AAA merchandise outside of Mexico, and the exclusive right to otherwise exploit and monetize AAA outside of Mexico.
According to the lawsuit, the defendant violated the agreement by beginning deals with Marvel, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Watch, Turner International, and Pluto TV which the plaintiff referred to as a worldwide deal.
The plaintiff reportedly argued that since it is termed a worldwide deal, all proceeds derived from the deal should be given to the plaintiff. The plaintiff is seeking all the money from the agreements (at least $2.5 million), statuary damages, and lawyer’s fees.
The plaintiff reportedly accuses AAA of breach of a written contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith & fair dealing, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and unfair competition.
The plaintiff is also seeking a restraining order suspending YouTube and Facebook pages.
The case is ongoing.
Lucha Libre FMV LLC v. Promociones Antonio Pea S.A. de C.V.
|Judge:||Dale S Fischer|
|Court:||New York Southern District Court|
|Nature of Suit:||Trademark|
|Case Filed:||Dec 08, 2020|