Moscow, April 21 - RAPSI, Dmitry Shchitov. The Moscow Commercial Court has dismissed a claim filed by the French Les Editions Jalou to grant provisional measures to protect its licensed right to publish the Russian version of the French L'Officiel fashion magazine, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).
Les Editions Jalou publishes the L'Officiel magazine in France, it filed the lawsuit by lodging $721,280 Euros.
Earlier, the court granted provisional measures under a claim filed by Parlan Publishing against the AST Publishing Group. The plaintiff asked to protect its licensed right to publish the French L'Officiel fashion magazine’s Russian version.
The court forbade Russia's state patent service, Rospatent, from registering the unilateral dissolution of a licensing agreement dated Jan. 1, 2007 between Parlan Publishing and Les Editions Jalou.
The court also prohibited Rospatent from registering a licensing agreement between Les Editions Jalou and third parties on the right to use the L'Officiel trademark.
Russian telecommunications regulator, Roskomnadzor, was prohibited from registering a magazine titled, “L'Officiel.”
Parlan Publishing and Les Editions Jalou challenged provisional measures institution. However, the court upheld the Moscow Commercial Court’s ruling.
On April 8, the Moscow Commercial Court postponed the preliminary hearings in a claim filed by Parlan Publishing against the AST Publishing Group sine die.
Premiere Media Ltd., AST-Release Holdings Ltd. and A.A.B.P. Advanced Achievement Books Publishers Ltd. are codefendants in the proceedings.
Parlan Publishing has requested that the defendants be prohibited from publishing, distributing and importing L'Officiel into Russia and several CIS countries. Rospatent, Roskomnadzor and French Les Editions Jalou are acting as third parties.
Parlan Publishing publishes L'Officiel, Mezonin, Top Gear and Sex and the City.