Patent authority wins trademark dispute
MOSCOW, December 23 - RAPSI. The court has dismissed a claim filed by K.P.F Konsensus (Yemelya Croutons) to reverse the federal patent agency's decision to partially cease the legal protection of the claimants registered Yemelya trademark, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com).
The patent agency satisfied in March the claim by Merkury (Mercury), which owns the Yemelya cafe network, to partially terminate Konsensus' rights to the trademark with respect to food, drinks, cafes, cafeterias and self-service restaurants as the trademark was not used by Konsensus for three years. However the court preserved its rights in six other categories provided in the International Classification of Goods and Services.
The Moscow Commercial Court satisfied the Konsensus' application for own bankruptcy and put it into administration on July 25. Its primary creditor NOMOS BANK also filed an application for Konsensus' bankruptcy on April 5.
NOMOS BANK filed four lawsuits against Konsensus for 2.7 billion rubles ($85.5 million) in debt under loan agreements in November 2010. The court satisfied most of the banks claims and levied execution on pledged assets.
Konsensus took the loans in 2008 to construct a large bakery.