Parma will pay the production company Warner an amount of 15,000 euros without its authorization after using the Superman logo. The return of Gianluigi Buffon was announced by the Italian Serie B club during the summer transfer window.
Twenty years after his departure, Gianluigi Buffon returned to Parma in the summer of 2021. But the return of the emblematic Italian goalkeeper did not go as expected. Returning to his training club at the age of 43, he battled in the soft underbelly of the ex-international Serie B (D2) with 176 caps.
The captain and undisputed holder, former PSG and Juventus Parmesan failed to help the club get better from a disappointing 13th place after 35 days. Even worse, a legal dispute with production company Warner Bros. Entertainment would cost a small check of 15,000 euros.
an amicable settlement to settle the dispute
Presented by Parma as a superhero, Gianluigi Buffon was dressed in a Superman costume in scenes to announce his return. The problem is that the Transalpine Club did not ask Warner for permission to use his property.
According to information from Gazzetta dello Sport, 50 seconds of a promotional video clip for the return of the prodigal son will eventually cost Parma 15,000 euros. A way to avoid an even more expensive lawsuit for illegal use of intellectual property rights. So Parma and Warner have reached an agreement to settle the matter. Under contract until 2024, Gianluigi Buffon will still have one season to show that he is Parma’s Superman. He has not led the team this season.