MOSCOW, July 7 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court has suspended proceedings in Parlan Publishing’s lawsuit against AST Publishing Group for rights to the Russian version of the French L'Officiel fashion magazine, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) reports from the courtroom.

The court suspended proceedings until the Paris Commercial Court’s decision in Les Editions Jalou’s (the publisher of L'Officiel in France) lawsuit against Parlan Publishing enters into force. The publisher has sought the court’s approval of its unilateral termination of a licensing agreement with Parlan.

The Kommersant newspaper earlier reported that Les Editions Jalou entered into a licensing agreement with Premiere Media Ltd., part of the AST group, for the rights to publish the Russian version of L'Officiel from September 2010 to 2017. By leasing the rights to Premiere Media, Les Editions Jalou constructively rescinded its contract with Parlan Publishing, prior to its expiry in 2012. Parlan stated to Kommersant, however, that its contract with Les Editions Jalou did not provide for the right to early termination.

L'Officiel has been published since 1921 in Paris and since 1997 in Russia.