Krusovice importer's claim against Czech Heineken dismissed
MOSCOW, October 28 - RAPSI, Dmitry Schitov. A commercial court of appeals has upheld the decision to dismiss the Bahus Premium's lawsuit against Heineken Ceska republika to recover 76,000 rubles ($2,700) in compensation after goods were not released in a timely manner from a customs control zone, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).
Heineken Ceska republika is the sole holder of the rights to the Krusovice trademark.
Bahus Premium appealed the Moscow Commercial Court's July 13 decision to dismiss its claim.
The Moscow District Federal Commercial Court remanded Bahus Premium's lawsuit for reconsideration on April 22. The court has held in favor of Heineken's cassation appeal against the lower-court's decisions, which recovered some 58,000 rubles ($2,000) in compensation from the company in favor of Bahus Premium.
In March 2010, Bahus Premium declared the Krusovice Svetle, Krusovice Musketur, and Krusovice Cerne beers for customs clearance at the Central Excise Customs Office.
Heineken Ceska republika has submitted to the customs body a request to suspend the products' release, as the brewery holds the exclusive rights to the brand in Russia.
The customs suspended the release of the goods for 10 days, but released them soon after.
Bahus Premium has submitted a lawsuit on recovering the damages caused by the delay to the Moscow Commercial Court.
The Dutch Heineken brewery has been operating since 1863. The Heineken Group comprises 10 breweries.