MOSCOW, June 25 – RAPSI. The Moscow District Federal Commercial Court has validated the ruling prohibiting Holmrook Limited from using the Swiss Rado Uhren AG watchmaker's trademarks in its domain names.

The Moscow Commercial Court satisfied Rado Uhren AG’s lawsuit and awarded the company 50,000 rubles ($1,620) in compensation on September 9, 2011. The appeals instance upheld the judgment. Holmrook Limited submitted a cassation appeal against the rulings. On Monday, the court dismissed the company’s appeal.

The plaintiff holds the rights to the Rado trademark. When planning to register its own domain in Russia’s Internet segment, the plaintiff found that the trademark was already being used. It turned out that Holmrook Limited was the domain’s administrator.

Later, Rado Uhren AG submitted lawsuit seeking to prohibit Holmrook Limited from using its trademarks in domain names. The court ruled that Holmrook Limited’s right to administer the domain is both unfair competition and an abuse of the company's rights.

The Swiss Tissot AG and Longines Watch Co. have submitted similar lawsuits with the Moscow District Federal Commercial Court. Both lawsuits were satisfied.