Drug kingpin El Chapo tried to trademark ‘El Chapo’ for business ventures
MEXICO CITY — Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was eager to set up a face-to-face meeting with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, and had apparently never heard of Sean Penn, according to transcripts of over a month of text messages exchanged between the two.
The transcripts published Wednesday by the newspaper Milenio — and confirmed as authentic by a federal official — showed that Guzman was less interested in making a movie about his life than he was in flirting with the actress. Guzman’s lawyer contacted in 2014 to talk about producing a biopic of the drug lord, according to Milenio
Federal officials also said they had detected recent efforts to register “El Chapo Guzman” as a commercial trademark, possibly by the drug lord’s lawyers. Read more…