TV Azteca seized the intellectual property rights of Red Sharks from Fidel Kuri

The television station is the team’s main creditor, so the resolution could facilitate its return to professional football

A subsidiary of TV Azteca seized the Intellectual Property and patent rights of the Red Sharks of Veracruz to Fidel Kuri, currently accused of fraud for a debt of 139 million pesos and imprisoned in the Preventive and Social Reintegration Center of Almoloya de Juárez, which revives the possibility that professional football returns to Puerto Jarocho.

According to the orders issued in a “Commercial Executive Lawsuit”, to which ESPN Digital had access, “Promoted by Arrendadora Internacional Azteca SA DE CV against Promotora Deportiva del Valle de Orizaba”, the related embargo “was registered” on all kinds of industrial and intellectual property in the name of the defendant morality “. The resolution falls on almost 20 records related to the Red Sharks of Veracruz.

Currently, Fidel Kuri is still imprisoned in the Almoloya de Juárez Preventive and Social Reintegration Center, because he has not covered the payment of the guarantee of 100 million pesos to be able to carry his trial in freedom.

The Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property (IMPI) has already been notified of the embargo in favor of TV Azteca on trademarks related to Red Sharks and the government of Veracruz continues with the quest to return professional football to Puerto Jarocho.

“On our part, we continue to be very interested and with the best disposition to return professional soccer to Veracruz,” said José Luis Franco Lima, Secretary of Finance and Planning of Veracruz.

Promotora Deportiva del Valle de Orizaba had acquired the property and patent rights of the brand of the Red Sharks of Veracruz since 2017 and was under its power, at least, until 2027.

TV Azteca, the main creditor of the Red Sharks of Veracruz

As investigated by ESPN Digital, of the 200 million pesos of debt that must be covered for the Red Sharks to return to professional football, at least 120 million pesos correspond to TV Azteca, which are the ones who are fighting in the current trial against Fidel Kuri.

The sources consulted commented that the amount of the lawsuit is part of those 200 million pesos, so in case the trial is won and the debt is covered, only between 60 and 80 million pesos would remain to return to the jarocho team. to professional football.


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TV Azteca seized the intellectual property rights of Red Sharks from Fidel Kuri