Irn-Bru trademark case suspended until July 19
MOSCOW, June 20 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court will hear on July 19 Businessinvestgroup’s claim to terminate the legal protection of the Scottish A.G. Barr p.l.c.'s trademarks in Russia.
The Scottish A.G. Barr p.l.c . manufactures the Irn-Bru carbonated soft drink.
The plaintiff seeks to cancel the protection of the IRON BREW, IRN-BRU, Iron Brew and PHENOMENAL trademarks in Russia.
The plaintiff has already filed nearly a dozen similar lawsuits against other companies, including Heineken. A commercial court held the preliminary hearing in the plaintiff's lawsuit against Barrel Holdings and Ivan Taranov Breweries (Cyprus).
The plaintiff 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 company's 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.