Iron Brew brand case to be heard on July 26
MOSCOW, July 19 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court will hear on July 26 Businessinvestgroup's lawsuit against the premature cessation of the legal protection of A.G. Barr p.l.c.'s trademarks in Russia, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency on Thursday.
The Scottish company produces the renowned beverage Iron Brew.
The hearing was postponed for technical reasons after a previous ruling incorrectly stated the time of the hearing.
RAPSI has yet to obtain comments from the parties.
The plaintiff seeks to cancel the protection of the IRON BREW, IRN-BRU, Iron Brew and PHENOMENAL trademarks.
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).
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.