Miss Universe writer sues Czech builder of winners’ crowns

May 17, 2017 - miss universe

NEW YORK The writer of a Miss Universe manifestation on Tuesday sued a Czech organisation hired to make a winners’ iconic crowns, observant it kept touting a organisation with a manifestation even after it breached a 10-year sponsorship agreement.

IMG Universe, whose primogenitor organisation bought a manifestation from Donald Trump in 2015, pronounced it canceled Diamonds International Corp’s (DIC) agreement final Aug after financial problems caused a Prague-based organisation to skip dual compulsory payments.

DIC nonetheless kept promotion a ties to a pageant, including on a website where it displayed a heading atop a Miss Universe name, according to a lawsuit.

Miss Universe trademarks are “famous and distinctive,” and DIC’s use of them cheated a open and caused “substantial and lost harm” to a pageant, IMG pronounced in a complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

DIC did not immediately respond to requests for criticism after business hours in a Czech Republic. Lawyers for a plaintiff did not immediately respond to identical requests.

The lawsuit seeks triple indemnification for a purported heading infringement, $2.04 million of contractual payments, and vague indemnification for breaching a sponsorship agreement, that was to run from 2015 to 2024.

IMG Universe also produces a Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants.

Its parent, a talent group William Morris Endeavor, famous as WME/IMG, bought a Miss Universe Organization from Trump in Sep 2015 for an undisclosed price. The squeeze came a few days after Trump bought NBCUniversal’s 50 percent stake, giving him full ownership.

Miss Universe’s climax has undergone many changes in a pageant’s 65-year history.

According to a complaint, DIC pronounced a climax was “designed to mix a Czech roots of DIC with a pleasing skyline of New York City, home of a Miss Universe Organization and a pretension holders.”

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler)

source ⦿ http://www.reuters.com/article/us-missuniverse-lawsuit-idUSKCN18C2JY

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