IP Court Presidium Affirms Decision in Favor of Stefano Ricci

07 April 2023

The Presidium of the Intellectual Property Court ruled in favor of Stefano Ricci S.p.A. (Italy), upholding the preceding decision of the IP Court in a trademark non-use cancellation case.

Sojuzpatent’s client, a world-renowned producer of luxury goods Stefano Ricci, filed and won a non-use cancellation action in the Intellectual Property Court, Moscow, against the SR trademark (international registration № 625950) owned by Sergio Rossi S.p.A.

The Respondent challenged this decision in a higher (cassation) instance – the Presidium of the IP Court. Sojuzpatent successfully defended the client’s position. Accordingly, the cassation instance confirmed that the court of the first instance had correctly applied the norms of substantive and procedural law, and that the IP Court’s decision is compliant with the facts of the case and the available evidence.