MOSCOW, March 14 - RAPSI. The Supreme Commercial Court will hear on April 17 Lina's request to reconsider the court's dismissal of its lawsuit for $34,000 in damages from McDonald's for trademark infringement.

The Moscow Commercial Court held against Lina's lawsuit on March 5, 2011. In addition to the damages, Lina sought a prohibition on the use of the "Piping Hot!" expression used on McDonald's packaging.

The Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals and the Moscow District Federal Commercial Court upheld the trial court judgment on May 24 and September 8, respectively.

The courts established that Lina holds the exclusive rights to the verbal trademark "Piping Hot," applicable to 30-class products, including flour and cereals, bread and pastries.

On June 11, 2010, Lina established that McDonald's sells sandwiches bearing the "Piping Hot" phrase alongside its own trademarks. Lina claimed trademark infringement, but McDonald's disagreed and Lina was forced to go to court.