MOSCOW, August 21 - RAPSI. The Ingosstrakh insurance company has challenged a $381,000 award for the ABV Advertising Service as compensation for infringing its exclusive right to the design of personal organizers, the Moscow Commercial Court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Tuesday.
The award was passed in late June.
According to the plaintiff, Ingosstrakh broke a contract with ABV to design personal organizers.
The insurer transferred the design materials developed by ABV to Alfa-Gifts, which produced the personal organizers using ABV's intellectual property without due authorization.
A complaint was also filed against Alfa-Gifts, but the court declined to collect compensation from the second defendant.
According to the lawsuit, Ingosstrakh and ABV entered into the contract on August 29, 2009.
ABV agreed to supply over 10,000 diaries worth 3.8 million rubles ($120,000) and 14,000 day planners worth 4.31 million rubles ($135,700). Ingosstrakh agreed to pay for the personal organizers in a timely manner. The claimant said it received 2.54 million rubles ($80,000) in prepayment.
ABV developed several concepts and printed materials and registered them with the Russian Authors Society.
The plaintiff claims the products were delivered to Ingosstrakh on August 20, 2010. However, the insurer avoided making its next payment as prescribed by the contract.
The plaintiff alleges that it did not assign to the insurer the right to use the designs. However, the company passed its work to Alfa-Gifts to produce the personal organizers.