MOSCOW, January 31 - RAPSI, Sergei Feklyunin. Venus Fashion, a well-known American swimwear producer, has filed a lawsuit with the Moscow Commercial Court against Kelemata, Italy's largest cosmetics company, with a request that the legal protection of the defendant's Venus trademark in Russia be ceased for clothing and leather goods, the court's spokesperson told RAPSI.

The court received the lawsuit on December 4. The preliminary hearing scheduled for January 22 had to be canceled due to judge's illness. The new hearing will now take place on March 11.

The plaintiff requires the early termination of the Venus brand's legal protection for two categories of goods. According to the international classification of goods and services, these categories include clothing, footwear, headgear, leather purses, wallets, suitcases, umbrellas, and horse harnesses.

Kelemata has been producing women's beauty products under the Venus brand since 1981, including vitamin-enriched shampoos, bath and shower products, deodorants and hair removal products.