Hugo dos Santos Aveiro, the elder brother to football star, Cristiano Ronaldo has landed in court over allegations of selling fake jerseys.
CONVERSEER learned that Hugo is facing the trial for selling jerseys bearing Ronaldo’s image and signature without the necessary permissions and licenses.
According to reports, the allegation dates back to 2019, a year after Ronaldo joined the Italian giants, Juventus.
Recall that the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner joined Juventus in 2018 for a club record fee of €100 million from Real Madrid.
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At that time, Mussara, a company owned by Hugo dos Santos Aveiro signed a deal worth $538 million with Italian company, Pegasus to distribute Ronaldo’s merchandise.
Reports have it that the problem started when the signature CR7 Museum logo replaced the Adidas logo on Ronaldo’s jersey.
Hugo also serves as the CR7 Museum’s manager, and the jerseys with the logos were deemed to be fake.
It was reported that Juventus have to seize 13,000 of these ‘fake’ jerseys. Ronaldo’s brother’s company, Mussara, denied any deal with Pegasus.
The Italian company argued that it was Hugo himself who authorised using the CR7 museum logo instead of Adidas.
Pegasus also claimed that these same ‘fake’ Cristiano Ronaldo jerseys were also sold at the museum in Madeira, Portugal.
Pegasus are now suing Hugo, and the court date is being set to June 20, 2023.
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