Lawsuit on depriving Casio Computer of rights to brand may be revoked
MOSCOW, April 3 - RAPSI. Honk-Kong's Fusion Technics which required from the patent watchdog annulling the Casio trademark's legal protection for goods like calculators and photo cameras, may revoke its lawsuit.
The trademark is owned by the Japanese Casio Keisanki Kabushiki Kaisha, also known as Casio Computer Co. Fusion Technics requested Rospatent in January 2011 to terminate the trademark's legal protection, as the owner did not use it for the past three years.
During the Moscow Commercial Court's Tuesday hearing, Fusion Technics lawyer said it is holding talks with Casio Computer Co. on the conclusion of an amicable agreement.
Casio's representative confirmed the statement. The revocation of the lawsuit will allegedly be one of the agreement's terms. Therefore, the parties requested to postpone the hearings for several weeks. The judge satisfied the application and set the hearing for April 23.
The plaintiff sought to cancel the trademark for a wide range of products, including tape recorders, CD recorders, PCs and accessories, and telephones.
Fusion Technics explained in its claim that it plans to produce these goods under the same trademark.
The patent watchdog agreed with the plaintiff's arguments, but kept Casio Keisanki Kabushiki Kaisha's rights to own the brand for calculators, projectors, cameras, adapters and electronic translating devices.
Rospatent passed its decision in June 2011. However, Fusion Technics challenged it in the commercial court.