BATTLE FOR BBC TOP GEAR TRADEMARK IN RUSSIA

marketude Alisa Pestryakova, Intellectual Property, IP Russia, Publications, Russia

The name of the world popular BBC program “Top Gear” was registered as a trademark in Russia in 2015 in the name of The British Broadcasting Corporation (The BBC) with regard to telecommunication services. On 30 of March 2018 the Chamber for patent disputes of the Russian PTO (Rospatent) decided to cancel the registration as a result of an action by an individual entrepreneur, who claimed to own a registration for the same trademark with earlier priority…

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