Action to terminate Irn-Bru trademark protection to be handled on June 5
MOSCOW, May 29 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court has declared a recess until June 5 in its hearing of the Businessinvestgroup Holding Company's lawsuit to prematurely terminate the legal protection of A.G. Barr p.l.c. trademarks, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com).
The Scottish A.G. Barr p.l.c . manufactures the Irn-Bru carbonated soft drink.
The court rescheduled the trial to allow the parties to submit additional documents.
RAPSI has yet to reach the parties for comments.
The plaintiff has already filed nearly a dozen similar lawsuits against other companies, including Heineken. A commercial court has held the preliminary hearing in the plaintiff's lawsuit against Barrel Holdings and Ivan Taranov Breweries (Cyprus).
The plaintiff has declined to comment on the matter before the hearing scheduled for October.
A.G. Barr p.l.c. was founded in 1875 when Robert Barr began soft drinks production at Burnfoot Lane in Falkirk, Scotland. In 1887, his son Robert Fulton Barr started the second Barr Soft Drinks business in Glasgow. The companys biggest brand Irn-Bru was first presented in 1901. In 2011, A.G. Barr increased its turnover by 6.6 percent to 237 million pounds.