Customs and Court Prevent Another Load of My Little Pony Counterfeits from Entering Russian Market

05 September 2022

Sojuzpatent's lawyers successfully represented the interests of Hasbro Inc. (USA) in a case against an importer of counterfeit goods.  

During a check of a cargo arrived to the Novorossiysk port, local customs discovered children toys marked by the designation «MY LITTLE HORSE Let*s play together!».

Sojuzpatent lawyers filed a petition in the interests of Hasbro Inc. claiming that the designation displayed on the imported toys is confusingly similar to Hasbro's famous My Little Pony trademark. The customs officers arrested the goods, initiated an administrative case and filed a lawsuit in the Arbitration Court of the Krasnodar Region.

Having considered the case, the court recognized the imported toys as counterfeit and ordered the infringer to be fined and the toys – to be confiscated and destroyed.