|Press conference outside Orange County Court |
against René Productions' Puerto Rican parade.
/Photo courtesy Zoraida Ríos-Andino
María T. Padilla
A Puerto Rican group filed suit Wednesday in Orange County Court to stop René Productions from using the name "Parada Festival Puertorriqueño" (Puerto Rican Parade Festival) for its Puerto Rican parade in Downtown Orlando on March 23.
The suit, filed by Luis Colón representing Parada y Festival Puertorriqueño del Estado de la Florida (Puerto Rican Parade and Festival of Florida), seeks an injunction against the use of the name, stating it would cause confusion.
"They wanted to let René know they are using the name," said Julio Zayas, president of Comité Representación Cultural Puertorriqueña (Committee Representing Puerto Rican Culture), a separate group that is supporting Colón. Zayas was present at the courthouse.