Russian Intellectual Property Court is back on Tupolev trademark case
MOSCOW, February 25 (RAPSI) – The Presidium of the Russian Intellectual Property Court (IP Court) has ruled a new review of an application filed by Tupolev aircraft company, seeking to recognize “Tupolev” name as a commonly known trademark in Russia, and to find unlawful Rospatent’s refusal to do so, the court documents read.
The IP Court has quashed all previously made respective judgements and remanded the case to the first-instance court.
Earlier the company had challenged a move of Rospatent, Russia’s patent agency, which on January 29, 2018, refused to comply with Tupolev’s demands. At that time, Rospatent stated that the documents provided by Tupolev did not contain information on intensive use of “Tupolev” name in the marking of aircraft.
Back then, Rospatent noted that from all photos provided by the company, only three planes had “Tupolev” marking and there was no way to tell how many planes with that marking were produced and utilized by the applicant.