Diego Maradona likes to protect its brand. However, it considers that the film “Hand of God” Netflix could well be considered an abuse.
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Netflix may well have a funny habit. The streaming platform is to be found, or could find, in judicial matters, still more grotesque. Recently as well, you mentioned the possibility of a war of trademarks with the u.s. army. In the early days of the series the New Adventures of Sabrina, it is a temple, a satanist who had waved the threat of the trial. A new case in the headlines and it involves… Maradona.
Maradona against Netflix, a duel of titans
What is it this time ? At the heart of this new debate is the announcement by Netflix of the production of ” The Hand of God “, a movie that must be carried out Paolo Sorrentino. The scenario of the film is still rather poorly known, but one thing is for sure, it will be held in Naples, the city from which originates the director. But, it is also there that was born the legend that is Diego Maradona. The argentine footballer was the master at playing for the team between 1984 and 1991.
However, the name “Hand of God” (hand of God), is also an expression that is related to Maradona. It is well known in the effect of his gesture in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup against England. On this day, it marks one of the goal of hand and qualifies his team.
Suffice to say that between the name of the movie and the city, Diego Maradona has quickly understood what it was likely that the film would be. And it is not really agree.
Diego Maradona has not authorized the use of his image for this film. With our Italian colleagues, we are already in the process of studying a legal strategy to pursue a legal action for unauthorized use of a registered trademark
explained Matias Morla, his lawyer. A new case which also provides a nice buzz for this project Netflix in the coming months.
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