Great stories about patents and other IP
Sales for sale: M-Video fights against Black Friday
Dec08

Sales for sale: M-Video fights against Black Friday

Last week the Russian Patent Court initiated proceedings following a claim from M-Video to Black Friday, a sales organizer. Top managers of the responding side were surprised since the case matter could in no way be a direct concern for the trade giant M-video. The direct demand for the annulment of protection of the author’s trademark “Black Friday” would practically destroy the organizer of sales at reduced prices,...

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An Unfinished Symphony for the famous beer
Oct21

An Unfinished Symphony for the famous beer

The regular hearing in the Russian patent court between the companies Multibeer and Budweiser Budvar, which took place on March 25, has once again come to nothing. The court has postponed the trial to the end of April. The core of the dispute between the plaintiff and the defendant is the determination of priority in the use of the “Budweiser” trademark in Russia. The litigation, which started last summer, might become a long-playing...

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Patent wars in Siberia
Jul15

Patent wars in Siberia

The Moscow government is pushing the idea of substituting imports with homegrown Russian innovation, but in reality many inventors and manufacturers find this rather hard going. Take for example the case of two typical medium-sized companies based in Siberia. Six years ago, in 2010, they started as one firm, called “Akvilon”, based in Academgorodok, Novosibirsk. A group of men pooled their knowledge and resources to begin the...

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Sales for sale: M-Video fights against Black Friday
Mar31

Sales for sale: M-Video fights against Black Friday

Last week the Russian Patent Court initiated proceedings following a claim from M-Video to Black Friday, a sales organizer. Top managers of the responding side were surprised since the case matter could in no way be a direct concern for the trade giant M-video. The direct demand for the annulment of protection of the author’s trademark “Black Friday” would practically destroy the organizer of sales at reduced prices,...

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An Unfinished Symphony for the famous beer
Mar29

An Unfinished Symphony for the famous beer

The regular hearing in the Russian patent court between the companies Multibeer and Budweiser Budvar, which took place on March 25, has once again come to nothing. The court has postponed the trial to the end of April. The core of the dispute between the plaintiff and the defendant is the determination of priority in the use of the “Budweiser” trademark in Russia. The litigation, which started last summer, might become a long-playing...

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