Kaliningrad Court Finds Infringement of Hasbro’s Trademarks

10 October 2019

The Arbitration Court of Kaliningrad Region 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 Kaliningrad, Hasbro Inc. filed a petition to bring the importer to administrative liability for importing infringing goods marked with designations confusingly similar to Hasbro’s trademarks “My Little Pony” and “Friendship is Magic”. The customs seized the infringing goods on the grounds of Hasbro’s petition and filed a lawsuit in the Kaliningrad Region Arbitration Court.

Having considered the case, the court satisfied the claims 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 warning and confiscation of the infringing goods marked with designations that are confusingly similar to Hasbro’s trademarks.