Court dismisses Chanel’s appeal in dispute over perfume trademark
MOSCOW, January 23 – RAPSI, Natalya Belova. A commercial court of appeals upheld the court’s dismissal of Chanel’s lawsuit to cancel the patent watchdog’s decision ceasing the legal protection of the Egoiste trademark in Russia, the court told Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Monday.
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.
Egoiste is one of Chanel's popular perfume trademarks.