Monday, June 25
Rado Uhren AG vs Holmrook Limited
Holmrook Limited seeks to defend its right to rado.ru domain. The company was earlier banned from using Swiss watchmaker Rado Uhren AGs brand and fined for 50, 000 rubles for trademark infringement. Holmrook has filed an appeal against the judgment.
Development Company vs Finance Ministry
Sredniye Torgovye Ryady (The Middle Shopping Mall) company seeks to fully recover the expenses for the renovation project on Moscow's Red Square.
The renovation project was designed in 2000. However, the building, which was subject to renovation, was granted to the federal agency in 2010. The development company considered the contract to be terminated as it was no longer able to fulfill the project. The plaintiff initially claimed 3.6 billion rubles ($114.9 million) in damages.
Tuesday, June 26
Nemiroff vs Nemiroff Trade House
Nemiroff, Ukraine's largest producer of alcoholic drinks, seeks to invalidate the resolution of Nemiroff Trade House's meeting on replacing its general director. The claim was rejected, Nemiroff filed an appeal against the judgment. The conflict began after the parties failed to agree on the price and terms of the company's purchase by the Russian Standard holding company.
Champagne Louis Roederer vs Patent service
The plaintiff, famous wine producer, seeks to revoke the Russian patent watchdog's 2008 decision which invalidated the registration of its Cristal trademark in Russia. This was done under the application of Soyuzplodoimport, which owns the Kristal trademark registered for vodka.
Soyuzplodoimport claimed that both trademarks will be perceived by consumers as the transliteration of the Russian word "kristall" (En. crystal).
Wednesday, June 27
Yevgeny Grafeyev vs MTS
Moscow District Federal Commercial Court
In August 2001 businessman Yevgeny Grafeyev sold his 1,250 privileged and 250 ordinary shares in Mobilnye Sistemy Svyazi (Mobile Communication Systems) to MTS for 4.668 million rubles ($157,500). Grafeyev alledes that MTS threatened, blackmailed and forced him into signing the sale contract, which caused him a 21 million euro loss.
Prado-Bank vs National Bank of Greece S.A.
The Moscow-based Prado-Bank seeks the rights over the i-bank trademark. The third party in the case is the Russian patent watchdog Rospatent which registered the i-bank trademark for 10 years for the Greek bank in 2008.
Thursday, June 28
Vesta Investment Company vs Yukos Capital S.a.r.l.
Vesta investment company, Rosneft shareholder, is seeking to invalidate four loan contracts worth $377.03 million between Luxemburgs Yukos Capital S.a.r.l and Yuganskneftegaz. According to Vesta, the loans in dispute were issued to Yuganskneftegaz, former YUKOS subsidiary taken over by Rosneft, in breach of law. The lawsuit was filed in 2007.
Bashneft-Polyus vs Federal Agency for Mineral Resources
Bashneft-Polyus, Bashneft and LUKoil joint venture, contests the federal agency’s withdrawal of its license for the Trebs and Titov oil field. The agency revoked the license on May 18. It was reported that Bashneft and LUKoil sent a letter to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, asking him to reinstate Bashneft-Polyus' right to develop the field.
Friday, June 29
Vyborg Shipyard vs Gazflot (Gazprom's subsidiary)
Vyborg Shipyard has filed $40.6 million lawsuit against Gazflot. The company seeks to recover 690.66 million rubles ($23.3 million) for constructing two drilling rigs for the Shtokman oil field and a 513 million ruble ($17.3 million) down payment for building remotely operated vehicles.
NLMK vs Nikolai Maximov
Novolipetsk Iron & Steel Corporation (NLMK) requests to invalidate Maxi-Groups stock purchase. The company also demands that Nikolai Maximov, Maxi-Group founder and metal tycoon, return $224.06 million.
NLMK said that the company was misled by Maximov as he withheld information about Maxi-Groups debt and looming bankruptcy. The steel company noted that Maxi-Group was actually insolvent at the time of the deal. NLMK has filed two lawsuits against Maximov.