Diego Armando Maradona, the soccer player from Argetina that passed away on November 25th, 2020, although being worldwide famous and known not only by soccer fans, was not the owner of the brands related to him, such as “Diego Armando Maradona”, “Diego Maradona”, “Maradona”, “Diegol”, “El 10”, “El Diego” e “La Mano de Dios”, registered in Instituto Nacional de La Propriedad Industrial of Argetina.
According to the magazine “Olé”, also from Argetina, the brands are registered under the titularity of the company Sattvica S.A., that is reporterdly controled and owned by Matías Morla, Maradona’s last attorney, and Maradona does not appear in any kind of information of the brands registration.
It is important to highlight that the ownership of the brands by the company does not mean that there was any kind of illegality, bearing in mind that is possible that the soccer player has assigned his rights to the company.
This subject will now be discussed by Maradona’s Family on the inventory process in order to clarify if the brands should be part of the division of Maradon’s assets.
In any case, this situation shows the importance of the regular brand registration, bearing in mind that it is one of the most important and valuable assets owned by someone, such as Maradona’s trademarks.
Maria Luiza Barros da Silveira, December 11th, 2020.
Lawyer Author of the Comment: Maria Luiza Barros da Silveira
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