MOSCOW, November 15 - RAPSI. The Supreme Commercial Court has refused to reconsider the court ruling to award an unprecedented three million rubles ($94,620) to Longines Watch Co. Francillon Ltd. for the violation of its trademark rights by an unofficial importer, a court spokesperson told RAPSI.

The appeal to reconsider the ruling was filed by Adelia, the administrator of the domain, and the online-shop.

The case records state that Longines Watch Co. originally filed a motion with the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region Commercial Court to prohibit and Adeliya, the Bestwatch.Ru domain administrator, from selling Longines Watch brand goods in Russia without obtaining the company's prior consent. The plaintiff also sought to recover 5 million rubles ($157,700) from the first defendant and 100,000 rubles ($3,154) from the second.

During the proceedings, Longines Watch justified the level of compensation sought by the number of goods sold by the defendants and the price at which the watches were sold, as well as the length of the period during which the defendants committed the violations.

The court of first instance established that the defendants' sale of watches without the plaintiff's consent violated the Swiss company's trademark rights. It partially upheld the claim, recovering three million rubles ($94,620) from the first defendant and 100,000 rubles ($3,154) from the other.

Longines Watch Co. is part of the Swatch group, established in the spring of 1983. Swatch is one of the largest manufacturers of watches, controlling around 25 percent of the world market.