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Court holds for major confectionary in trademark dispute

11:50 16/09/2011

MOSCOW, September 16 - RAPSI, Natalia Belova. The court dismissed a food company's appeal against the federal patent agency Rospatent's decision to terminate the company's rights to the "Sharm-sufle" trademark, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.

Rospatent annulled the trademark owned by Yarmarka, a food manufacturer, at the request of a major confectionary, Udarnitsa, due to its confusing similarity with the latter's "Sharmel" and "Sharm" trademarks.

Yarmarka filed an appeal with the Moscow Commercial Court.

Rospatent registered the Sharm-sufle trademark in 2007 for a local confectionary factory based in the city of Yaroslavl. The trademark was later purchased by Yarmarka.
The Udarnitsa confectionary was founded in 1929 and is a leading Russian confectionary.

Founded in 1995, Trade House Yarmarka was initially engaged in the wholesale of food products. It is now a major food producer.

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Court holds for major confectionary in trademark dispute

11:50 16/09/2011 The court dismissed a food company's appeal against the federal patent agency Rospatent's decision to terminate the company's rights to the "Sharm-sufle" trademark.
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