KIAP wins litigation for Russian bank - leader in consumer lending


KIAP wins litigation for Russian bank - leader in consumer lending
The dispute was over misuse of the bank's intellectual properties by one of the bank's competitors (microlender), and specifically elements of the house style as well as the trademark. The court granted all the claims of the Firm's client, finding the infringer in breach of competition law and ordering the corporate infringer to cease and desist from using the bank's house style elements and designations confusingly similar thereto.

Acting as counsel for the client in this matter were KIAP attorneys Konstantin Suvorov and Daria Chernysh

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Intellectual Property

KIAP's IP practice, headed by Partner Elena Buranova, is recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA, WTR 1000 Russia and IP Stars 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 2019 and 2020. 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. The 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.

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