Publications / 13.03.2020

“Hunt” in court: the Judicial Panel for Economic Disputes has ruled on the similarity of trademarks /

It is always fascinating to watch trademark disputes between rightholders. This is because the courts need, at the very least, to resolve the issue of how similar the trademarks are, and this is not always possible to do objectively. One such dispute reached the Judicial Panel for Economic Disputes of the Russian Supreme Court, which attempted to figure out which meaning had the context (if any) when the word “hunt” was used, and also whether a “medium” level of similarity was possible between the marks.

Vera Zotova, an Associate in our Intellectual Property and Information Technology Practice, offered her comments to the publication on specific aspects of how confusingly similar trademarks are identified.

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