It was groundbreaking news yesterday when Ill Niño announced a line up change which included the departure of key members.
Today, Christian Machado posted this to his Facebook page:
Of course the plot thickens when public records indicate that Machado, Ahrue Luster and Diego Verduzco — comprising the majority of the band’s company, Ill Niño LLC — filed a trademark application on November 6, 2018 in the United States to gain protection for the ILL NIÑO name. One week later, Pina filed a request for express abandonment “without the authorization, knowledge and consent of the LLC.” According to Machado, Luster and Verduzco, the request for express abandonment was submitted in bad faith with the purpose of assisting Chavarri claim sole ownership of ILL NIÑO. Chavarri had filed, shortly after the LLC, a separate application alleging that he alone is the owner of the mark ILL NIÑO. Machado, Luster and Verduzco have since petitioned the director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to withdraw the express abandonment filed by Pina and reinstate the LLC’s original application.
Things are bound to get very interesting in the near future with Ill Niño but at least we have the new song “Sangre”.