Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Against Sergio Rossi TM Decision

10 August 2023

The court decision taken in favor of Stefano Ricci became irrevocable as the Supreme Court dismissed the defendant’s appeal.

Last year, Sojuzpatent’s client, a world-renowned producer of luxury goods Stefano Ricci S.p.A., prevailed in a non-use cancellation action filed in the Intellectual Property Court, Moscow, against the SR trademark (international registration № 625950) owned by Sergio Rossi S.p.A. The decision was first appealed to the Presidium of the IP Court and then to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

The Supreme Court’s judge indicated in the Ruling that  the arguments set forth by the applicant in the cassation appeal do not confirm any significant violations by the courts of the rule of law that influenced the outcome of the case and are not sufficient grounds for reviewing the judicial acts in the cassation instance.