A DELAY IN FILING A TRADEMARK APPLICATION CAN RESULT IN A CHALLENGE OF REGISTRATION BY THE RIGHTHOLDER’S COMPETITORS

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

Russian company Spetznefteproduct has been trying to protect its trademark “ПЕТРИМ” (PETRIM in Cyrillic), reg. no.569629 used for gas compressor oil, from a cancellation initiated by certain competitors: production company RUSMA and trading firm RUSMA (the “RUSMA Companies”). The cancellation action has been based on competition law grounds…

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