Chamber for Patent Disputes Rules on “CEBRILYSIN” Trademark in Cyrillic

31 May 2006

On May 31, 2006, the Chamber for Patent Disputes ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent's client in a case over the trademark “CEBRILYSIN” in Cyrillic. The Decision declared void the trademark registration “CEBRILYSIN” in Cyrillic in the name of the large Russian pharmaceutical company BRINZALOV-A (the FEREIN Group's affiliated company) as confusingly similar to prior trademarks belonging to our client. Prior to this Decision, the above trademark registration was declared as an act of unfair competition by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation.