Chanel's appeal of trademark protection cease to be heard in January
MOSCOW, December 13 - RAPSI, Natalia Belova. A commercial court of appeals will hear on January 19 Chanel's appeal of the Russian state patent authority's judgment, which ended the Egoiste trademark's legal protection in Russia, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com).
The Moscow Commercial Court dismissed in September Chanel's lawsuit to invalidate the Rospatent's decision dated May 8, 2004.
Chanel argued that it had not been duly notified of the Patent Disputes Chamber meeting which ruled to end the trademark protection in 2004. Therefore, the company was unable to prepare and submit documents to confirm the trademark's use in conformity with its international registration.
The plaintiff stated that the trademark in question is a "multibillion brand", but this is not the subject of this hearing as the appeal was only based on the improper notification.
The court ruled that the claim lacked documents confirming the trademark use in Russia, so the absence of Chanels representative at the chamber meeting could not influence the decision.
Egoiste is one of Chanel's popular perfume trademarks.