“Transformers Autobot” Trademark Infringement Stopped

18 October 2019

The Moscow Arbitration Court 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 Moscow regional customs, 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 “Transformers Autobot”. Customs seized the infringing goods on the grounds of Hasbro’s petition and filed a lawsuit in the Moscow Arbitration Court.

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 a fine of 50 000 RUB and confiscation of the infringing goods marked with a designation that is confusingly similar to Hasbro’s trademark.