Monday, April 2


Defense Ministry vs Adidas

Moscow Commercial Court

The Defense Ministry filed a lawsuit against Adidas to recover $3.9 million for the late sportswear delivery.

According to the ministry, it seeks the amount of fine, penalty and interest for defaulting in goods supply under a September 2010 government contract.

Tuesday, April 3


Ministry of sport vs Orglot

Ninth Commercial Court of Appeals

The dispute centers on a state contract signed on November 22, 2006, for a nationwide online lottery. The ministry sought to recover funds that Orglot, the lottery operator, had to pay to the federal budget.

Under the contract, Orglot was obligated to pay at least 50 percent of its income into the prize pool, while 15 percent was to be allocated for the physical culture and sport development program for 2006-2015.

Gazprombank was originally Orglot’s founder, but withdrew from the business in 2007.


Fusion Technics vs Patent service

Moscow Commercial Court

The Hong Kong-based Fusion Technics seeks to terminate Casio trademark legal protection in Russia.

Casio trademark is owned by the Japanese Casio Keisanki Kabushiki Kaisha, also known as Casio Computer Co. Fusion Technics requested the Russian patent service (Rospatent) in January 2011 to terminate trademarks legal protection as the owner did not use it for the past three years.

The plaintiff sought to cancel the trademark for a wide range of products, including tape recorders, CD recorders, PCs and accessories, and telephones.

The patent service agreed with the plaintiff’s arguments, but kept Casio Keisanki Kabushiki Kaisha’s rights to own the brand for calculators, projectors, cameras, adapters and electronic translating devices.

Thursday, April 5


National Reserve Bank (NRB) vs Federal Security Service (FSB)

Moscow District Federal Commercial Court

Billionaire Alexander Lebedev’s National Reserve Bank (NRB) filed $11.59 million (350 million ruble) lawsuit against the Federal Security Service. NRB believes that the intelligence agency’s employee distributed defamatory information about the bank. In its suit, the plaintiff demanded that the agency publicly refute the information. The allegedly false information refers to the embezzlement of funds allocated to bailout the Rossiysky Capital bank, reorganized by NRB.


Rosno vs Infrassure Ltd

Moscow District Federal Commercial Court

Swiss Infrassure challenged lower-court judgments awarding ROSNO insurance company 684.13 million rubles ($23.5 million) in reinsurance recovery, expenses and interest.

ROSNO insured RusHydro’s property in 2008, including the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant. The insurer then reinsured its own risks with foreign companies. It entered into a reinsurance contract with Infrassure in January 2009.

The hydropower plant collapsed in 2009. ROSNO acknowledged its liability for the accident in February 2010, and paid $199.95 million in compensation. In turn, ROSNO appealed to Infrassure for indemnification through its reinsurance policy.

However, the reinsurer paid only $11.4 million out of the $34 million to be paid under the  reinsurance contract.

Infrassure’s counterclaim in which Swiss insurer sought to recover $11 million from ROSNO in unjustified enrichment was  dismissed.

Friday, April 6


Google Inc. vs Weblink Ltd.

Moscow Commercial Court

Google Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Weblink Ltd. The plaintiff seeks to prohibit the defendant from using the and domains.

The court has already set interim measures in the lawsuit and banned the transfer of the disputed domains to third parties.

Weblink Ltd. is registered in Belize.