Playboy brand protection dispute to be heard on May 21
MOSCOW, March 30 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court set March 21 to hold the primary hearings into the Ufa-based Tekhnoservice's lawsuit against the Playboy Enterprises media company, which publishes the famous Playboy magazine.
The plaintiff seeks the premature termination of the Playboy trademark's legal protection in Russia. The trademark rights were registered for the defendant under the fifth and tenth classes of the International Classification of Goods and Services, which also include goods such as condoms.
According to the plaintiff, Playboy Enterprises does not use its trademark for the production of such goods and other businessmen could use it.
The court attracted the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks as a third party to the hearing on Friday and set the hearing date.
The company submitted two lawsuits to the commercial court. The court left motionless a similar lawsuit filed by Tekhnoservice against Playboy on April 23.
The judge also stated that the plaintiff did not attach evidence regarding his case - specifically, the data on the registration of the trademark that the plaintiff seeks to invalidate.