Carolco Pictures, Inc. (OTCMKTS:CRCO) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 19, 2017, Carolco Pictures, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Trademark Assignment and Settlement Agreement (the “Agreement”) with STUDIOCANAL, a Société anonyme of France (“STUDIOCANAL”).
A dispute had previously arisen between STUDIOCANAL and the Company in relation to the trademark for “CAROLCO” obtained by Brick Top Productions, Inc., an affiliate of the Company. to the Agreement, and in order to settle the dispute, the Company agreed to assign the “CAROLCO” trademark to STUDIOCANAL.
In connection therewith, on the same date as the execution of the Agreement, the Company and STUDIOCANAL executed the Trademark Assignment Recordal Form attached to the Agreement as Exhibit A. In consideration of the assignment, STUDIOCANAL agreed to paid the Company a one-time fee of $9,000 within 15 days of the execution of the Agreement.
to the Agreement, the Company was required, within three business days following the receipt of the payment, to surrender the domain name http://www.carolcopictures.com/ to STUDIOCANAL with any future payments related to the domain name to be assumed by STUDIOCANAL. The payment is expected to be received in the time frame referenced above, at which point the domain name will be transferred to STUDIOCANAL.
As of the effective date of the Agreement, the Company agreed that it and its affiliates will cease producing and distributing television shows, movies or any other media under the CAROLCO mark or any mark confusingly similar to the CAROLCO mark. In addition, the Company agreed that, within 10 days of the date of the Agreement, the Company will initiate the process of changing its name. Upon completion of the required securities and corporate law actions in connection with the name change, but in no event more than 75 days after the date of the Agreement, unless such delay is caused by a regulatory agency and not the Company, the Company agreed to change its name to remove reference to CAROLCO, and will remove all mention of the CAROLCO name from its products, website, and all future corporate documents.
The Company also agreed to remove all images and titles of Carolco Pictures’ library films from its and its affiliates’ websites as of the effective date of the Agreement, that neither it nor any of its affiliates will ever use any images from or titles of works in the Carolco Pictures library in the future, that neither it nor any of its affiliates will use or apply for registration of any marks containing the term CAROLCO or variations thereof in connection with any entertainment-related products or services, and that the Company would not oppose or otherwise challenge STUDIOCANAL’s use of, trademark applications, or registrations for the CAROLCO mark, or any mark containing a variation of the term CAROLCO.
Under the Agreement, each party released the other party, its affiliates, subsidiaries, holding companies and other entities within its control, successors and assigns, and all officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, third party vendors, insurers and attorneys, from any and all claims, causes of action or demands of any kind or nature whatsoever which arise from use of the CAROLCO marks in connection with entertainment-related products or services and which existed prior to the effective date of the Agreement.
The Company did not utilize a broker in connection with the Agreement or the transactions described herein.
The foregoing description of the Agreement is a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such document, filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
|10.1||Trademark Assignment and Settlement Agreement, dated as of July 19, 2017, by and between the Company and STUDIOCANAL.|
CAROLCO PICTURES, INC. ExhibitEX-10.1 2 ex10-1.htm TRADEMARK ASSIGNMENT AND SETTLEMENT agreement This Trademark Assignment and Settlement Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into by and between STUDIOCANAL,…To view the full exhibit click
About Carolco Pictures, Inc. (OTCMKTS:CRCO)
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is a feature film and television specials production company. The Company is engaged in the sale of programming for television and other media. The Company seeks to finance, produce and distribute one or more television series and feature films to be licensed for exploitation in domestic and international theatrical, television, cable, home video and pay per view markets. The Company, through its subsidiary, High Five Entertainment, specializes in the development and presentation of television programming, including series, specials, pilots, live events and award shows.