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Arbitration Court Prohibits Selling of Tic Tac Imitations in Russia

Nov 25 2016

On November 25, 2016, the ArbitrationCourtofMoscowCity satisfied the trademark infringement claims of Ferrero S.p.A. to an importer and distributor of sugar candies "Tiki-Taki" in Cyrillic that has been sold in packaging as similar to the packagings of famous Tic Tac. Namely, the court agreed with the Plaintiff, that not only the name of the product is similar to the trademark in Cyrillic, but also outer appearance of the packaging is done in such a way that is is similar to Ferrero 3D trademarks, protecting the outer appearance of Tic Tac packagins, and such a use creates confusion on the market.  The Court grant d final injunction and ruled each of the defendants to pay RUR 100 000 as a monetary compensation for trademark infringement. The Plaintiff has been represented by Senior Lawyer of Sojuzpatent LLC, Irina Ozolina.

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