Court to consider GM subsidiary's lawsuit against watchdog in January
MOSCOW, November 21 - RAPSI, Alyona Yegorova. A commercial court postponed on Monday its hearing of an application filed by GM Daewoo Auto and Technology CIS to reverse the antimonopoly watchdog's decision on the unlawful use of Olympic symbols, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) reports from the courtroom.
GM Daewoo Auto and Technology CIS imports and distributes GM Korean models.
The Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Sochi-2014 Organizational Committee claimed in June that the subsidiary was engaged in unfair competition by using the Olympic symbols to sell Chevrolet cars.
The violation boiled down to naming one of the car colors, "Olympic white."
The watchdog's decision says "Olympic" is a protected verbal component of the Olympic Committee's trademark registered for several goods, including motor vehicles.