Confiscation and Destruction of My Little Pony Counterfeits on Court Order

15 September 2021

Sojuzpatent successfully represented our client – Hasbro Inc. (USA) – in a case against an importer of counterfeit goods before the Moscow Region Customs and in the Moscow Arbitration Court.

Presumably counterfeit children’s toys with extremely poor quality were stopped at a customs post in Moscow. The designations “My Little Pony” and “Friendship is Magic” owned by Hasbro were placed on the packaging together with the heroes of the well-known animated series “My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic”. Sojuzpatent lawyers filed a petition in the interests of Hasbro Inc. to prevent the release of the goods and bring the infringer to administrative liability. The customs officers arrested the goods, initiated an administrative case and filed a lawsuit in the Moscow Arbitration Court.

Having considered the case, the court satisfied the claims in full and brought the importer of the counterfeit goods to administrative liability under part 1 of Article 14.10 of the Russian Administrative Offenses Code with a fine of 50 000 RUB. The court ordered the infringing goods to be confiscated and destroyed.