Foul play by Pentasia

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 11:18

The Union of European Football Associations, UEFA, yesterday filed a judicial protest against online gaming company Pentasia Malta, claiming that it was illegally using the name Champions League. The football federation said the company was promoting its services under the name Pentasia Champions League, which, it insisted, was its international trademark.

The fact that the company was registered under that name had violated its rights, UEFA argued.

It also called on Pentasia to withdraw products and literature bearing the words Champions League. Lawyer Melvyn Mifsud signed the protest.


  1. Dear editor,

    I draw to your attention that the subject matter of this article is misleading. Pentasia has a registered Trade Mark for the use of Pentasia Champions League name since 2007, so there is no foul play involved. Having said this, you should be aware that an agreement was reached with UEFA in this respect. 

    Yours truly

    Christopher Vella
    Managing Director
    Pentasia Malta Ltd


    Sportinmalta Reply:

    The article referred to the period when your league was stopped by uefa. Pls send us an updated press release and would be glad to feature. Sandro Micallef editor


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