The brother of the feared drug lord Pablo Escobar has won a $ 3 million legal battle over a web domain named after his notorious family member.
Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, known as & # 39; El Osito & # 39 ;, won a complaint through his company Escobar Inc about the use of www.PabloEscobar.com.
He wants to use the domain, currently inactive, to sell merchandise related to the dead Colombian kingpin, who was responsible for the deaths of thousands during his terror government in the 1980s and early 1990s.
The website is scheduled to go live at the end of next year and plans to have official Pablo Escobar products and merchandise, all sponsored by the drug baron holding Escobar Inc.
One of the products that would be sold in the online store is the notorious flame thrower under the Escobar Inc brand – an idea that the company claims Elon Musk has stolen and used for its own The Boring Company.
Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto, won a legal battle to use the www.PabloEscobar.com domain name
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (left) sold flame throwers through his The Boring Company that Roberto Escobar claims to have been stolen from his own company. Roberto plans to sell merchandise related to his deceased cocaine kingpin brother Pablo (right in 1991)
The current owner of the domain wanted $ 3 million to hand over the site to Escobar Inc., but the National Arbitration Forum decided to transfer it.
Roberto Escobar, co-founder of Escobar Inc., swore to & # 39; everyone who stands in our way & # 39; to fight.
He said: & # 39; I am happy. Escobar Inc. is the only true owner of everything related to Pablo Escobar. Infringements must stop. We will fight against anyone who stands in our way. & # 39;
Roberto Escobar accused the founder and CEO of Tesla of stealing the flamethrower idea of his company in July, after one of his employees visited Colombia in 2017 and saw one of the toy items from the Escobars.
The billionaire responded via Twitter and wrote: & # 39; It's not a flame thrower, Mr. Escobar. & # 39;
Approximately $ 2 million was raised through Musk's The Boring Co.'s version of the devices to fund its tunneling projects.
Daniel Reitberg, COO of Escobar Inc., said the company will & # 39; knock down & # 39;
The Escobar Inc brand flame throwers are currently on sale for $ 249 in a different domain. Roberto Escobar is now planning to sell all Pablo merchandise on one site
Roberto Escobar accused Tesla Ceo and founder Elon Musk of stealing the idea for his flame throwers from Escobar Inc
He told The Next Web: & # 39; Yes (the flame thrower) will be (available) for $ 249 each.
& # 39; Elon Musk will soon perish, we are preparing some major cases against him. He will regret that he did not pay us, just as everyone else regretted. & # 39;
Olof Gustafsson, CEO of Escobar Inc, claimed that the company would launch a technology company to match Apple.
He said: & # 39; Pablo Escobar spent hundreds of millions of dollars on maintaining his image. We are the only true owners of everything related to Pablo Escobar.
& # 39; People need to realize this and contact us for licensing agreements. Everyone who does something with regard to Pablo Escobar must consult us in advance.
& # 39; We are now starting a $ 50 million technology company that will easily beat Apple Inc. & # 39;
In January, Roberto Escobar claimed to be filthy with the US president and launched a GoFundMe campaign to accuse Donald Trump and raise more than $ 10 million in just 10 hours before the crowdfunding service stopped investigating it.
Escobar Inc. continued to raise money on its Impeach Trump Fund website with an option to purchase an ESCOBAR token cryptocurrency.
Pablo Escobar & # 39; s (left) with one of his infamous assassins & # 39; Popeye & # 39; Vasquez (right), who murdered more than 300 people and ordered the death of 3000 to force his terror government
Escobar Inc. filed a cybersquatting claim with the National Arbitration Forum in August, arguing that the previous owner of PabloEscobar.com was cybersquatting with its ownership of the domain name.
Arbitration panelist Terry F. Peppard allegedly did not question the trademark claims of Escobar Inc. and the domain owner did not respond.
According to the decision, the domain owner asked $ 3 million for the name. The National Arbitration Forum decided to transfer the domain to Escobar Inc.
Escobar Inc. is a private holding company based in Medellín, Colombia, which was first established in 1984 by Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, brother of Pablo.
The company is responsible for managing the assets of the Escobar family, including the intellectual property rights and licenses thereof.
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