Disney and Starz are in a slap fight over the launch of Star+ | The Verge

Disney.0 Disney and Starz are in a slap fight over the launch of Star+ | The Verge

Disney is set to launch its standalone Star+ streaming service in Latin America in August, but Starz has filed complaints in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina alleging Disney is infringing on its brand identity and that the soon-to-launch service will only confuse consumers.

In an English language translation of the complaints seen by The Verge and previously reported by The Wrap, Starz argues that Disney’s “Star Plus” service — which will host content from Disney, FX, 20th Century Studios and National Geographic, as well as Star originals — sounds too phonetically similar to its own StarzPlay offering also available in the regions where it filed its complaints.

Starz, a premium cable offering and streaming app, has been operating under the…

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