A while ago, we reported on Lucha Underground causing some major pains for former talent looking to make their mark outside of the promotion. Last month, AAA and its parent company Lucha Libre FMV, blocked Pentagon Jr. from using his new name, Penta OM. The name was never used within the organization, yet the company–who also owns Lucha Underground–went ahead and filed for a trademark on the name anyway.
So while AAA and Lucha Libre FMV have no problem putting people into legal gray area, it seems like ironically, they have no problem stepping into that gray area itself. When creating a talent search contest, AAA has created a logo that looks awfully familiar. Anyone who followed Arizona promotion Lucha Libre Pro will see the resemblance right off the bat–it is very close to the promotion’s logo, which debuted in 2013.
Here are the two logos, side by side. The one on the left belongs to Lucha Libre Pro, and the one on the right “belongs” to AAA:
Holy copyright infringement, Batman. So long as Lucha Libre Pro has done their homework and have the proper copyrights, this should be an open and shut litigation should they choose to pursue it.