MOSCOW, April 19 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court has declared a recess until April 24 in its hearing of the Italian Bulgari S.p.A.'s lawsuit to terminate early Almaz-M's trademark protection.

According to the patent authority, Almaz-M has registered the Coral, White Coral and Red Coral trademarks for perfumes, toothpaste, essential oils and baby food under the ICGS.

Bulgari claims that Almaz-M does not use the trademarks and their legal protection should be terminated.

The defendant has failed to appear in court and the judge adjourned the session to notify it once again of the trial. Bulgari said all of the documents that it forwarded to

Almaz-M were returned with a note stating that no such company existed at the given address.

The Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/ has yet to reach the parties for comment.

Bulgari makes jewelry, perfumes, beauty products, clothes, shoes and accessories. It also operates a renowned retail chain. It was reported that the French-based Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton, the world's leading luxury goods producer, is expected to acquire Bulgari S.p.A.

This would boost its share of the Russian premium perfume and cosmetics market to 16-17 percent and its jewelry market share to 9-10 percent.
Almaz-M is located in Odintsovo in the Moscow Region. It produces perfumes and cosmetics.