English football association appeals termination of Premier League trademark protection
MOSCOW, June 26 (RAPSI) – The Football Association Premier League Ltd has appealed the Russian Intellectual Property Court’s ruling (IP Court) cancelling legal protection of internationally registered Premier League trademark on the request of a Russian businessman, the court’s documents read on Monday.
Presidium of the court will review the appeal on July 10.
On April 11, the court ruled that the Association had not provided evidence of using the trademark in Russia. Russian businessman Nikolay Fetter, on the other hand, is interested in preliminary termination of trademark protection, showing interest in using similar name.
On January 24, the court dismissed a motion filed by Fetter to terminate protection of a brand containing “Barclays”.
Earlier, Fetter sought early termination of legal protection of two trademarks in Russia, including English Premier League logo that features a lion wearing a crown, resting a paw on a ball.
The Football Association Premier League Ltd. is the official operator of English professional football league. It is responsible for organization and promotion of football matches and manages game broadcasts. The organization owns official logo of the League, which was created in 1992. However, new official logo for the tournament will be used in 2016/2017 season.