Rostov Region Arbitration Court Rules in Favor of Sojuzpatent’s Client – Hasbro Inc. (USA)

03 April 2019

The Arbitration Court of the Rostov 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 Rostov, Hasbro Inc. filed a petition to bring the importer to administrative liability for importing infringing goods marked with a designation confusingly similar to Hasbro’s trademark. Customs seized the infringing goods on the grounds of Hasbro’s petition and filed a lawsuit in the Arbitration Court of the Rostov Region.

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 an administrative fee and confiscation of the infringing goods marked with the designation that is confusingly similar to Hasbro’s trademark.