G.H. Martel & Cie seeks to deprive Russian factory of rights to brand
MOSCOW, August 9 - RAPSI, Sergei Feklyunin. The French G.H. Martel & Cie champagne manufacturer has asked the Moscow Commercial Court to prematurely terminate the Victoria trademark's legal protection in Russia, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Thursday.
The trademark also belongs to a confectionary of the same name.
The hearing has yet to proceed, as the plaintiff did not attach various materials to the case, did not pay the state fee, and did not specify the circumstances surrounding its claims.
The Krasnoyarsk Territory's Victoria confectionary registered the trademark in 1995. The brands legal protection covers the goods of two classes of the International Classification of Goods and Services, particularly mineral and gas waters, juices and alcohol beverages.
The confectionary produces sweets, cookies and powdered products, as well as grape and fruit wine, tomato sauce, canned vegetables and jam.
G.H. Martel & Cie was founded in 1869. It consists of six champagne house and 200 hectares of vineyards. Its annual sales are 10 million bottles, of which 70 percent are sold in France and the rest are exported. G.H.Martel holds sixth place in terms of champagne sales in France.