Peruvian presidential candidate files trademark complaint against journalist and Penguin Random House

  • Source: CPJ
  • March 22, 2021

"On March 11, [César Acuña Peralta], a former mayor, governor, and congressman who is running for president in Peru’s April 11 election, filed a trademark infringement complaint to stop sales of [Christopher] Acosta’s book, Money Like Popcorn: Secrets, Impunity, and the Fortune of César Acuña, according to news reports and Acosta, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app.

Acosta told CPJ that he published the book in February, and that it contains allegations that Acuña engaged in vote-buying, misappropriation of public funds, and plagiarism.


Acuña claims that he invented the phrase 'money like popcorn' ('plata como cancha') and trademarked it..."


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