IP Court discontinues protection of Russian brand in favor of Chilean winemaker
MOSCOW, September 2 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Intellectual Property Court (IP Court) has ruled in favor of Chilean winemaker Vina Santa Carolina S. A., which demanded the termination of protection of a trademark owned by Russian Antares Company, the court records read on Monday.
According to the court, the Russian company did not use its brand registered for alcoholic beverages, whereas the applicant had earlier provided information on the launch of a new range of wines under Antares trademark.
A third party, Rospatent, Russia’s Federal Service for Intellectual Property was involved in the proceedings as an intervener.
Russian company Antares was founded in 1991. It is a manufacturer of industrial, research, medical and household products.
The Chilean winemaker was founded in 1875; annually it produces about 30 million liters of wine.