Ownership over the group's name was transferred in 2016 with the intent to relaunch the franchise, but those plans were held up over two years of litigation.
Pending litigation has been resolved in a trademark dispute over the famous Puerto Rican boy band Menudo's name, with the United States District Court in Miami deciding the mark "Menudo" belongs solely to Menudo International, LLC.
The South Florida-based Menudo International, LLC acquired the Menudo trademark in May 2016 with plans to relaunch the franchise, which spans back to 1977 and was a starting point for Ricky Martin and Robi "Draco" Rosa in the mid-1980s. Now, after last month resolving a two-year legal dispute with In Miami Productions and Cristina Bruan, reps say the band and brand will be making a comeback following nearly a decade of inactivity.
Oscar Llord, former president of Sony Latin and We R 1 Music group CEO will be working with the company as its chief operations officer. He said in statement, "There has never been a better time for Latin music, and the Menudo brand and formula has the potential to dominate the very lucrative pre-teen space."