KIAP litigators obtained an injunction on the use of the word “FAMILY” (Cyrillic version – ФЭМИЛИ) in a retail sector

31.03.2016
KIAP litigators obtained an injunction on the use of the word “FAMILY” (Cyrillic version – ФЭМИЛИ) in a retail sector

On March 28, 2016 the Arbitration Court of the Novosibirsk region satisfied the claim in favor of the KIAP’s Principal — large retail chain “FAMILIA” — and inhibited the use of the word “FAMILY” by another retailer (the counterparty) due to its similarity to “FAMILIA” trademarks owned by the Principal. The Principal’s trademarks were previously illegally used in the names of some retail stores located in the territory of the Novosibirsk region.

The Principal was represented by Konstantin Suvorov, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property practice, patent attorney.


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Intellectual Property

KIAP's IP practice represents its clients in Russia's Chamber for Patent Disputes, commercial courts, and courts of general jurisdiction, as well as providing consultation on all intellectual property matters and helping with registration of intellectual property rights in Russia. Headed by Partner Elena Buranova, the practice is recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA and ‘Managing IP - IP Stars (2020)' international ratings, as well as by the Russian ratings, Pravo-300 and "Kommersant". In 2020 the firm's IP practice was recommended for the first time by the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) international ranking, with a special reference to Prosecution and Strategy. Elena Buranova is personally recommended by WTR 1000 and Best Lawyers international ratings and is named Trade Mark Star by IP Stars in 2020/21. In 2019 Elena was appointed a member of the INTA Commercialization of Brands Committee for the term of 2020-2021. Clients of the practice include major Russian and international retailers, TMT and IT corporations, oil & gas, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies.


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