It is almost a no-brainer that a lawsuit is now being filed against Edko Films for their biopic, “Anita”, following the movie’s successful release in Hong Kong.
As reported on Mingpao, Peter Mui Kai Ming, the eldest brother of the late Cantopop queen Anita Mui, has now sued the production company, citing trademark violations.
Filing the claim at the Hong Kong High Court on 2 December, Peter stated that Edko Films infringed his rights to two registered trademarks – including the name Anita Mui. He accused Edko Films of producing the film and using the trademark name without his permission and misguided the public.
He then requested the court to issue an injunction against the company and anyone related from further violating his trademarks and compensate his losses.
On the other hand, in a statement regarding the lawsuit, Edko Films stated that their legal team has been handling all related legal issues since the initial planning up till now, and that they have handed over everything to their lawyers for further action.
The movie, starring Louise Wong (Wang Danni) as the Cantopop legend, has already raked in USD 17.3 million at the box office since its release on 12 November.