The year-and-a-half lengthy authorized battle between Ultra Europe and Adria MM Productions lastly concluded earlier this week. Courts discovered each events responsible with Ultra Miami’s mum or dad firm, Worldwide Entertainment Group Inc. (WEG) ordered to pay $866,000 in damages to Ultra Europe’s promoter, Adria MM Productions (AMM). However, the courts ordered AMM to pay $366,211 for damages from breach of contract again to WEG.
The lawsuit between these two firms began again in April of 2017. When Ultra began Ultra Europe in 2013, they contracted the Croatian firm Adria MM Productions to advertise Ultra Europe.However, AMM has claimed that over time, Ultra Miami’s mum or dad firm, Worldwide Entertainment Group, has been benefiting from AMM by way of an unfavorable contract.
Allegedly, WEG was tapping into AMM’s communication channels and was secretly forwarding AMM’s emails to WEG’s attorneys. Additionally, WEG had allegedly informed AMM’s ticket distributors to ahead proceeds on to WEG. In addition, AMM suspected that WEG didn't really personal the trademark rights to Ultra Europe. This result in them suing WEG for fraud as nicely.
WEG filed a counterclaim in opposition to AMM denying all of the allegations. They insisted that they're true house owners of Ultra Europe’s trademark.
After the conclusion of the authorized battle, WEG attorneys issued a press release. The assertion stated they're happy with the end result, they do personal the trademark for Ultra Europe, and to refute any faux reviews. The full assertion reads:
Worldwide Entertainment Group, Inc. (“Worldwide Entertainment”) is happy with the jury’s findings. The jury not solely rejected the fraud claims asserted by Worldwide Entertainment’s former licensee (Adria MM), but additionally, it discovered that the Promotional Agreement between the events was legitimate and enforceable. The jury additional and appropriately acknowledged Ultra because the rightful proprietor of the well-known Ultra model for worldwide music festivals, together with Ultra’s circle U design mark.
Despite these undisputed info, it has been falsely reported that Adria MM had both prevailed on this case and / or that this case concerned a “trademark dispute” respecting the suitable to make use of the Ultra model for related occasions in Europe. To the opposite, Adria MM filed a ten-count criticism. No rely alleged trademark infringement. Adria MM misplaced on all counts, besides on its declare for tortious interference, which was based mostly on allegations that Worldwide Entertainment’s actions to retake its 2017 manufacturing from the admittedly defaulted licensee was undertaken too swiftly. No findings have been made, and no inferences will be drawn, that Worldwide Entertainment didn't personal its manufacturers and logos.
Worldwide Entertainment and its present licensee are already onerous at work placing collectively its lineup for the 2019 Ultra Europe occasion.
The excellent news behind all that is that we acquired official affirmation that Ultra Europe 2019 continues to be on observe!
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