Russian court not to procced with Kalashnikov Concern’s lawsuit against French firm
MOSCOW, March 5 (RAPSI) – The Commercial Court of the Udmurt Republic has ruled not to proceed with a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by the firearms producer Kalashnikov Concern against French company Cybergun, the court documents read.
The reason for the ruling has not been stated.
Earlier, the sides expressed their wish to resolve the dispute on mutually beneficial terms and requested additional time to discuss the settlement.
The plaintiff sought to recognize its right to use the labels "Калашников" and "Kalashnikov" as part of trademarks and brand names and right to use the name of M. T. Kalashnikov in economic activity. Kalashnikov Concern also asked court to declare the defendant’s actions illegal.
French company Cybergun was founded in early 1980s for production of radio-controlled models of airplanes, cars and ships. Currently, the firm is engaged in production of pneumatics replicating different models of renowned companies and brands.
Kalashnikov Concern is an association of the largest companies in the Russian small arms industry. It was established in 2013 and includes Izhmash, the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant, the Vyatskie Polyany Machine Building Plant Molot, the Koshkin Automatic Lines Design Bureau (Klimovsk) and NITI Progress.
The group exports its products to 27 countries including the United States, the UK, Germany, Norway, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan and Thailand.