Sport Argentinian company takes aim at LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand

11:50  23 may  2017
11:50  23 may  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

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CLOSE. Skip in Skip. X. Embed. X. Share. LaVar Ball says a lot out controversial things. Here are his most outlandish comments from the past few weeks. USA TODAY Sports. LaVar Ball (right) and his company have angered Argentinian brothers over branding .

A company based in Argentina which has been around for years made a bold claim Friday against LaVar Ball ' s Big Baller Brand . In the Instagram post above first noted by Uproxx Sports, Baller Brand called out rising NBA star Lonzo Ball ' s famously rude dad and the business name they use in selling

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The founders of the Argentinian street wear and lifestyle company, Baller Brand, called LaVar Ball a “thief” in an Instagram post on Friday, although a legal expert told USA TODAY Sports that Ball's Big Baller Brand isn't in any legal danger.

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Last month, LaVar Ball and Big Baller Brand was accused of stealing the logo on Lonzo Ball ’ s ZO2 signature shoe by an Ohio State coach. Now, an Argentinian basketball apparel company called “ Baller Brand ”, which was founded in 2006

Last month, LaVar Ball and Big Baller Brand was accused of stealing the logo on Lonzo Ball ’ s ZO2 signature shoe by an Ohio State coach. Now, an Argentinian basketball apparel company called “ Baller Brand ”, which was founded in 2006

Diego and Leandro Franco, brothers who founded the company in 2006, claim LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA product and future NBA draftee Lonzo Ball, stole the brand name by just adding “Big." They added that LaVar Ball “wasn’t creative enough to create his own brand name (and) just took ours.”

“We are a company that started from ground zero 11 years ago,” the Franco brothers told USA TODAY Sports. They said they have hired legal counsel in Buenos Aires and are deliberating about how to move forward. “We have many proofs (of photos) that we (have been) doing this way before LaVar.”

LaVar Ball first applied for the Big Ball Brand trademark in September 2016 and it became a registered trademark in March. The Francos didn't submit their filing until Wednesday.

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A company based in Argentina which has been around for years made a bold claim Friday against LaVar Ball ' s Big Baller Brand . We are an Argentinian  Brand stablished in 2006, this guy who wasn't creative enough to create his own brand name just took ours.

A few weeks ago, LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand unveiled Lonzo Ball ’ s ZO2 signature shoe. We are an Argentinian Brand established in 2006, this guy who wasn’t creative enough to create his own brand name just took ours.

Therese Varndell, a partner with Virginia-based Posz Law Group, doubted the Francos would find success with either an attempt to cancel Ball's parent or seek damages via the courts.

"I don't think they are going to get any sort of trademark relief," Varndell said. "The Big Baller Brand is already registered. I don't see what kind of damages they'd be able claim given (Ball's) trademark. In the eyes of the law, he has a valid, registered trademark and that's enforceable."

Varndell said the Francos could seek relief under common law, but such legal efforts are costly with little chance of success.

The Franco brothers said  the decision to go public with their disdain for the Ball family’s brand stemmed from the constant media coverage and exposure LaVar has drawn to Lonzo and the Big Baller Brand over the past few months leading up to the NBA draft.

Varndell said the fact they waited until last week to register — or raise any concerns over Ball's trademark — will likely mean the Francos' filing will be rejected.

Argentinian company takes aim at LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand

  Argentinian company takes aim at LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand Founders of Baller Brand say name was stolen, but Ball has legal coverage.Diego and Leandro Franco, brothers who founded the company in 2006, claim LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA product and future NBA draftee Lonzo Ball, stole the brand name by just adding “Big." They added that LaVar Ball “wasn’t creative enough to create his own brand name (and) just took ours.

A company based in Argentina which has been around for years made a bold claim Friday against LaVar Ball ’ s Big Baller Brand . In the Instagram post above first noted by Uproxx Sports

Ball said Big Baller Brand is only marketing to " big ballers " and it is not a "women' s company ," per Fox Sports Radio' s Deb Carson. SLAM Magazine also noted Big Baller Brand is in discussions with potential investors. LaVar has been a media staple since LaVar became a star at UCLA during the

The Balls’ signature brand, Big Baller Brand, filed for trademark on May 21, 2016, and registered Big Baller for trademark on May 8, 2017. The Balls just came out with their first shoe, the ZO2, which has drawn intense coverage to the brand because of the $495 price tag. Lonzo Ball was turned down by major shoe companies Nike, Under Armour and Adidas because of LaVar’s desire to co-license with the Big Baller Brand. LaVar Ball said on Fox Sports last week that he is now asking for $3 billion from companies interested in collaborating on a shoe deal. Less than 500 total pairs of shoes were reportedly sold in the first week of sales.

The Big Baller Brand cites on its website that it was inspired by the three Ball brothers, Lonzo, LaMelo and LiAngelo.

Calls to the Ball family were not immediately returned.


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