Court Takes Decision in Favor of Hasbro Inc. (USA)

30 July 2019

The Oktyabrskiy District Court of Novorossiysk ruled in favor of Sojuzpatent’s client, Hasbro Inc. (USA), in an administrative offense case against an importer of counterfeit goods after a customs seizure of the infringing goods.

After receiving notification from the Customs post in Rostov, Hasbro Inc. filed a petition to bring the importer to administrative liability for importing infringing goods containing illegal reproduction of the characters of animated series “My Little Pony – Friendship is magic” protected by copyright owned by Hasbro. The customs seized the infringing goods on the grounds of Hasbro’s petition and filed a lawsuit.

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 7/12 of the Russian Administrative Offenses Code with an administrative fee and confiscation of the infringing goods with illegal reproduction of the characters of animated series.