Aeroflot awarded $1,200 in Dobrolet trademark infringement suit
MOSCOW, October 28 (RAPSI) – A court in St. Petersburg has held for OAO Aeroflot in its lawsuit against Russian citizen Alexander Naumov, who maintained the website that used Dobrolet trademark in its domain name, RAPSI learnt in the court on Tuesday.
The court ruled that the use of the trademark was illegal and awarded Russian flag carrier Aeroflot 50,000 rubles ($1,200) against 1 million rubles (about $24,000) which the company sought in damages.
According to the lawsuit, Naumov registered the contested domain name on October 11, 2013, after the trademark had been registered by Aeroflot with the patent agency.
The website which was administered by Naumov contained information about Aeroflot's Dobrolet unit, Russia's first low-cost carrier, and offered cheap airline tickets.
Dobrolet suspended operations last August after EU imposed sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis. “In connection with the annulled lease agreement of Boeing-737-800 aircraft amid sanctions, introduced by the European Union against the Dobrolet carrier, we have been forced to temporarily suspend the flights along all the routes,” the statement of the company read.