From: Bob Barnett
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Subject: Lucha Stuff-Parka not Parka
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According to his cousin, Super Parka, La Parka lost his trademark suit
to Antonio Pena of AAA. It looks as if he wants to stay "Parka" in
Mexico, he may have to go to AAA.

Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 16:35:41 -0700
From: Bob Barnett
To: Michael David Durr
Subject: Re: Lucha Stuff-Parka not Parka
Newsgroups: rec.sport.pro-wrestling
Michael David Durr wrote:
>
> Bob Barnett wrote:
> > According to his cousin, Super Parka, La Parka lost his trademark suit
> > to Antonio Pena of AAA. It looks as if he wants to stay "Parka" in
> > Mexico, he may have to go to AAA.
>
> Pardon me, cause I love Parka to death ;)..but...how do you lose a
> suit????..
Pena sued him for trademark infringement-claiming AAA owned the name and
the image.
> and can't he just stay in WCW with his "suit" so to speak.
Probably. The court judgment in Mexico may not be recognized in the US.
>
> *slightly confused*...and if he goes to AAA, does that mean he goes to the
> WWF since there is an association with AAA and WWF?
There is no association betweem AAA and WWF.
Parka has an exclusive contract with WCW.
It's doubtful if Pena can follow him all over Mexico barring him from
working for other promoters.

Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 06:57:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dave Fields
To: mdd0002@jove.acs.unt.edu
Subject: Re: Lucha Stuff-Parka not Parka
In article 7ff@hermes.acs.unt.edu, Michael David Durr
() writes:
>Bob Barnett wrote:
>> According to his cousin, Super Parka, La Parka lost his trademark suit
>> to Antonio Pena of AAA. It looks as if he wants to stay "Parka" in
>> Mexico, he may have to go to AAA.
>
>Pardon me, cause I love Parka to death ;)..but...how do you lose a
>suit????..and can't he just stay in WCW with his "suit" so to speak.
>*slightly confused*...and if he goes to AAA, does that mean he goes to the
>WWF since there is an association with AAA and WWF? *still confused* ;)
Several things. First, the gimmick and the name *can* be trademarked. So whether
he's able to use the gimmick in WCW or not depends on whether the whole mess
was trademarked worldwide or only in Mexico. Second, the WWF and AAA do NOT
have a talent-trading agreement. McMahon severed it long ago because Antonio Pen~a
was unable or unwilling to provide the people Vince wanted *when* Vince wanted
them. The company is currently negotiating with EMLL (through Victor Quinones,
the WWF's man in charge of international affairs) to make a talent-trading deal.