Consumer society loses lawsuit over Mendeleev's name on vodka labels
MOSCOW, September 16 - RAPSI. The court on Friday has held against the Consumer Society's lawsuit to order a vodka producer to remove a passage from its labels stating that its vodkas are made according to Dmitry Mendeleev's recipe, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) reports from the courtroom.
The decision can be challenged in a cassation court. The claimant has declared its intention to challenge the decision.
It follows from the statement of claim that the defendant is in breach of legislation and is deceiving its customers by providing knowingly false information about the "Russian Standard Gold" and "Russian Standard Platinum" vodkas. Specifically, their labels state that the vodkas are made using the recipe of Mendeleev, a renowned chemist. Each bottle bears his signature.
The Consumer Society believes such information is unethical and false.
Russian Standard produces premium alcohol beverages and is part of the Russian Standard holding company.