Bulgari Wins Trademark Dispute against Russian Perfume Maker
On May 29, the Moscow Commercial Court ruled in favor of the Italian jeweler and luxury goods retailer Bulgari in a trademark dispute with the Russian perfume and cosmetics producer Almaz-M.
Almaz-M reportedly registered the Coral, White Coral and Red Coral trademarks for perfume, toothpaste, essential oils and baby food, while Bulgari is the owner of similar trademarks with the word mark “coral”, such as the Omnia Coral perfume brand.
In February 2012, Bulgari filed a lawsuit seeking to terminate Almaz-M’s registrations on the grounds of non-use.
The defendant failed to appear at the court hearing. According to the Bulgari representatives, all the mail sent to Almaz-M was returned to sender, as the company supposedly does not exist at the given address, in the city of Odintsovo near Moscow.
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Source: Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI)
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